Volunteer Attorney Program
Welcome to the Volunteer Attorney Program!
The VAP seeks to increase access to justice for low-income New Mexicans by connecting pro se clients with members of the private bar. It achieves this goal in two ways: (1) direct case placement with pro bono attorneys through its direct representation program and (2) brief advice and counsel with pro bono attorneys through its legal clinic program. Our direct representation program places cases that are referred to VAP through its community partners. And our legal teleclinics program recruits volunteer attorneys to provide a one-time consultation to qualifying applicants.
In 2023, VAP is hosting legal teleclinics and legal fairs. See our event schedule below:
February 16 Statewide Legal Teleclinic
***March 25 Real ID/Name Change in-person Legal Fair ***
Westside Community Center (1250 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105) 10:00 am-2:00 pm***
***April 20 Statewide Legal Teleclinic***
To submit an application online click here. | Para someter una aplicación en linea, haga clic aquí.
To submit an application over the phone, call 1-877-266-9861 | Para someter una aplicación por teléfono, llame al 1-877-266-9861
May TBD In-person Law La Palooza
July 20 Statewide Legal Teleclinic
September 21 Statewide Legal Teleclinic
October TBD Pro Bono Month
November 16 Statewide Legal Teleclinic
All teleclinic consultations are by telephone between the hours of 1:00-4:00 p.m.
If you would like to participate in a teleclinic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. Please apply for our next available teleclinic during our application period.
If you do not have internet, please call 1-877-266-9861.