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September 20, 2013

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


Attorneys Give Free Legal Help in Las Vegas


Albuquerque, N.M. – A free legal fair will be held in Las Vegas from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at the New Mexico Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Ave., Las Vegas.  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 also be available. 


Judge Matthew Sandoval, chair of the Fourth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee states, “This fair is designed to address some of the legal needs of low-income New Mexicans and their families.  We are hoping through the free legal fair in Las Vegas to help those individuals who would otherwise be unable to obtain legal assistance.  The lawyers in our state have a long tradition for providing pro bono service.  Thanks to the generosity of those volunteer attorneys, other volunteers, and New Mexico Highlands University, we may be able to help people who have legal issues and do not know where to turn.”


This clinic is presented by the Fourth 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.