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By phone: 1-833-LGL-HELP (1-833-545-4357) (generally Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm)

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As always:

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.


STATUS 3/13/2020:

Due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation, New Mexico Legal Aid offices are TEMPORARILY closed to the public EXCEPT BY APPOINTMENT.

We encourage everyone to access our services by phone or online as they are available. See below for dates of specific closures.


La Ayuda Legal de Nuevo México (New Mexico Legal Aid) está cerrada al público.

Entrada solo si tiene cita.

Si tiene una cita, su abogado estará aquí para permitirle entrar.

Si está enfermo, contacte a su abogado antes de visitar la oficina.  1-866-416-1922, # 3


If you have an in-person appointment and wish it to be by phone, please contact your advocate. Call 1-866-416-1922 & select option 3 if you need to find out how to contact your advocate.


As of now, all courts are still hearing cases as scheduled. Check for updates from the court.


Remember to wash your hands frequently and follow all other hygiene recommendations being issued by state and federal health officials.


If you are sick and need to cancel an appointment, do so.


We are working with local and state officials to manage this situation and seek all available remedies for the clients we serve.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Legal Helpline

The Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking legal helpline IS still accepting calls during the COVID-19 crisis. 


The legal helpline is opened Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to assist victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking with legal issues they are facing.


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.

Executive Director Job Announcement

       Executive Director—New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) seeks a Executive Director to lead its statewide program that provides free legal services to eligible clients throughout New Mexico.  NMLA has a $12 million budget and over 100 staff working out of 11 offices. The position offers a great opportunity for the Executive Director to enhance services, collaborate with the legal community, and work with federal, state and local agencies to increase funding.

 To apply, submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, your qualifications for the job, bar status, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future.  Please include a resume/CV and the names and contact information for three professional references. Materials should be submitted electronically to in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

For further information about the position visit:  ED Job Announcement


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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.


Who We Are

Click Here: Community Impact Report!

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:

Careers at New Mexico Legal Aid

Click here to see available jobs with New Mexico Legal Aid

Board Meetings

Please take notice that the regular meeting of the New Mexico Legal Aid Board of Directors will take place on December 10,2022 at 9 am. The morning session is opened to the public except for  Executive sessions.