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Young Lawyers Division Homeless Legal Clinics

The Young Lawyers Division operates homeless legal clinics in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Volunteer attorneys staff the clinics and provide legal information and advice as well as refer clients to low income or pro bono legal service programs.

Healthcare for the Homeless
1217 1st St. NW (at Mountain Rd.)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 766-5197 F(505) 766-6945
Hours of operation: 9 to 11 a.m. each Friday
Coordinator: Laurel Nesbitt
Contact Laurel at or (505) 244-3779 for more information or to volunteer.

Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Shelter
999 W. Amador Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88006
(575) 523-2219 F(505) 523-8684
Hours of operation: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday
Coordinator: Stacey Leaman
Contact Stacey at or (505) 255-2778 for more information or to volunteer.
The Las Cruces location is coordinated by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty.

St. Elizabeth Shelter Homeless Legal Clinic at
Santa Fe Resource and Opportunity Center

2801 Cerrillos, Santa Fe
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday
Coordinator: Donna Lynch
Contact Donna at or (505) 989-7942 for more information or to volunteer.

Volunteer for the Albuquerque Clinic

Volunteer for the Las Cruces Clinic

Volunteer for the Santa Fe Clinic

Sign-up form

ABA Affiliate Article on New Mexico's Homeless Legal Clinic (see page 7)


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