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October 11, 2013

D.D. Wolohan, Communications and Member Services Program Manager, (505) 797-6039

Attorneys Give Free Legal Help in Taos


Albuquerque, N.M. – A free legal fair will be held in Taos from 4–6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Taos Convention Center, Coronado Hall, 120 Civic Plaza Dr., Taos.  Attorneys will be available to provide free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis on a variety of civil legal topics, including probate, divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, unemployment, and immigration. Interpreters will be available. 


Chief District Judge Sarah C. Backus, chair of the Eighth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee, states, “Many low-income New Mexicans do not know where to turn to receive legal guidance. Unfortunately, the gap separating those who can easily find legal representation and those who cannot is widening every day.  We are hoping that through this free legal fair, we will be able to help a great number of those individuals living in Taos, Colfax, and Union Counties.  We are very grateful for the time and support of the Taos Convention Center, the volunteer attorneys, and other volunteers in our counties.”


This clinic is presented by the Eighth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee and New Mexico Legal Aid. For more information, contact Jane Zhi at 505-797-6040 or


The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 9,000 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.