New Mexico Legal Aid provides high-quality advocacy and legal representation to eligible and low­-income individuals and families to help them achieve 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? (Scroll down to see some of our special programs)


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 ... The Line will open at 1:30pm.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ... The Line will be closed from 11:45am to 1:00pm for a staff meeting.


Need legal help? You can now APPLY ONLINE !

We are very excited to once again offer an online application process.


You can call our Statewide Intake Telephone Line or you can apply online.


Call our toll-free statewide intake number: 833-LGL-HELP (833-545-4357) Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Our staff will be happy to talk with you. If we are not able to handle your case, we will try to 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.



CAUTION! If you apply  online, be sure to use a computer that is private and safe. Do not use a computer that can be accessed by anyone who you do not want to see the information you send to us.



Click HERE to apply online



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

(CAUTION! Please call the Helpline only from a phone or an email address that is safe and private. Do not use a phone 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.

Please Click here for more information

NM Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program

New Mexico Legal Aid has partnered with the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission to create a NM Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program

This new program offers advocacy and legal assistance to victims of crime throughout NM.  

We can assists victims of elder abuse, robbery and burglary, DUI/DWI incidents, identity theft and fraud, child abuse, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and more.

Toll free telephone: 1-833-545-4357


Click here for more information about the program and services we can provide.

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