Justice for All Day at the Rotunda
It will be a Justice for All Day at the Rotunda Feb. 3 when the need to provide justice for all is brought to the attention of state legislators.
Created by the State Bar’s Legal Services and Programs Committee, the event brings together various agencies to highlight the need for legal services for the poor. Groups that provide these services set up booths in the lobby of the Rotunda to distribute educational materials and engage in conversations with state legislators about the activities, needs and availability of the various legal services provided to the poor. This is the second year of the statewide effort.
Agencies that will be represented are New Mexico Legal Aid, the State Bar’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program, Pegasus Legal Services for Children, Law Access New Mexico, United South Broadway, Senior Citizens’ Law Office, DNA People’s Legal Services, Enlace Comunitario, Catholic Charities, Advocacy Inc., Disability Rights New Mexico, Legal FACS, and the Domestic Violence Resource Center.
Co-Chairs Elizabeth McGrath and the Honorable Frank Sedillo lead the State Bar’s LSAP committee which is spearheading the effort. The committee, composed of members of the legal community from throughout the state, facilitates cooperation and coordination of legal services provided by various segments of the bar and increases public access to the civil justice system.
The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 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.