New Mexico Legal Aid provides high-quality advocacy and legal representation to eligible and low­-income individuals and families to help them help themselves toward safer, more stable, and healthier futures.

Who We Are

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New Mexico Legal Aid has dedicated our services to erasing barriers to justice for low-income New Mexicans by providing free and high-quality civil legal assistance and education for over 60 years. As the largest nonprofit provider of civil legal services in the state, NMLA serves all 33 counties in New Mexico.

NMLA receives major funding from the Legal Services Corporation:

What We Do

New Mexico Legal Aid provides free services to eligible low-income New Mexico residents with civil (non-criminal) matters. Our services range from education, advice and brief services, to full representation in some cases. No one is denied access on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, political affiliation, beliefs, or disability.


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Need Legal Help?

You can apply for help with a legal problem by calling our toll-free statewide intake number: 833-LGL-HELP (833-545-4357). The intake line is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time. Our staff will be happy to talk with you. If we are not able to handle your case, we will give you information and advice regarding steps you can take to solve the problem on your own. We also may be able to refer your case to other organizations in New Mexico that might be able to assist you.

Beginning September 4, 2018, you can also apply online 24/7 for help with a legal problem through our "Together for Justice" online intake system. Due to the recent closing of our Together for Justice partner Law Access New Mexico, the Together for Justice system will be temporarily suspended while we make changes needed to respond to the increased volume of applications that will now be handled by New Mexico Legal Aid alone. If your legal problem does not need immediate attention, please check back on September 4, 2018, when we expect that the Together for Justice on-line system will be up and running again. On the other hand, if your case needs immediate response, please call New Mexico Legal Aid’s toll-free statewide intake line at (833) LGL-HELP (833-545-4357). The intake line is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Thank you for your patience while we build an even better Together for Justice system to serve you in the future.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Legal Helpline

Offering statewide New Mexico legal information and civil legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking:

Toll free telephone:   1-877-974-3400

or email:

(CAUTION! Please call or emaiI the Helpline only from a phone or an email address that is safe and private. Do not use a phone or an email account that anyone other than you or a trusted friend may have access to.)

For more information about the Helpline and other available services, please click here

Safe To Be You


Safe To Be You


Safe To Be You! project partners have joined together to make sure LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking can access civil legal assistance wherever they are in New Mexico. Project staff are dedicated to providing free civil legal services – legal advice, referrals and/or full attorney representation in court – to address the broad range of legal needs within the LGBTQ+ community.

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