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: www.lsc.gov

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)

You can apply for help with a legal problem by calling our toll-free statewide intake number: 833-LGL-HELP (833-545-4357). NEW INTAKE HOURS!!! The intake line is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 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.

 

Thursday, May 2, 2019: PLEASE NOTE - - We are quite backlogged on processing our Together For Justice web applications. Except for emergency situations, it may be several business days before we are able to call you back. Also note that New Mexico Legal Aid offices will be closed on Monday, May 5 and no applications will be processed until Tuesday.

 

You can also apply online 24/7 for help with a legal problem by clicking on the “Together for Justice” logo below.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY APPLICATION SUBMITTED AFTER 3PM ON FRIDAY may not be reviewed until the following week.

 

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.

 

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: helpline@nmlegalaid.org

(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.

Please Click here for more information

Southern NM Crime Victims Legal Assistance Program

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

This new program offers advocacy and legal assistance to victims of crime in southern 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

Email: victimsrights@nmlegalaid.org

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