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October 4, 2013

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

Attorneys Give Free Legal Help in Albuquerque


Albuquerque, N.M. – A free legal fair will be held in Albuquerque from 3–6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th St. NW, Albuquerque. 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, crime victim rights, and immigration.  Interpreters will be available. 


District Judges Shannon Bacon and Alan Malott, co-chairs of the Second Judicial District Pro Bono Committee, jointly state, “This past year, many of the legal aid organizations across the nation have seen an increase in demand for civil legal services, and this has been especially true here in New Mexico.  Individuals with legal problems are often under a lot of pressure and stress, and do not know where to turn for advice or guidance on what steps to take next. Thanks to the time and generosity of attorneys, other volunteers, and the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, those individuals can meet with attorneys for free and perhaps alleviate some of the stress they have.”        


This clinic is presented by the Second Judicial District Pro Bono Committee.  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.