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Law-La-Palooza Legal Fair to be Held Oct. 26 and 29 During Pro Bono Week

Albuquerque, N.M. – From 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 26 and 29, residents of Albuquerque can receive free legal advice on a variety of topics. The fair will be held at Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn Ave., SE on Oct. 26 and at West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glenrio Rd., NW on Oct. 29. Some of the topics that will be covered include creditor/debtor, landlord/tenant, foreclosures, and family law and immigration. Consultations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.


Similar events are scheduled statewide as part of national Pro Bono Week Oct. 25–30. Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, the celebration is a coordinated national effort to showcase the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve. The week is also dedicated to the quest for more pro bono volunteers to meet the ever-growing legal needs of this country's most vulnerable citizens. Events in New Mexico are coordinated by the Access to Justice Commission. For more information on the commission, visit http://www.nmbar.org/Attorneys/AccessJusticecommission.html.

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.