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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028
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Legal Fair in Espanola

Albuquerque, N.M.—Attorneys will be available to provide free legal information, answer legal questions and offer resource information to Espanola’s low-income community from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m., Dec. 11, at the Senior Stroke Center, 735 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Road, Espanola.

The Espanola Legal Fair will have licensed New Mexico attorneys as well as civil legal service providers available to provide legal information to residents of Rio Arriba County. Services will be provided on a first come-first served basis. Appointments are not necessary. Volunteers will advise attendees on questions involving family law, immigration, guardianship, debtors’ rights, bankruptcy, tenants’ rights, foreclosure, and public benefits.

Legal service providers will include Law Access New Mexico, New Mexico Legal Aid, Pegasus Legal Services for Children, and others. In addition, students from the University of New Mexico Law School and paralegals will provide guidance to the right resources. Spanish interpreters from the Mexican Consulates Office will provide interpreter services free of charge.

This event is being coordinated by the 1st Judicial District Pro Bono Committee of the Access to Justice Commission, the State Bar Legal Services and Programs Committee, Law Access New Mexico and the University of New Mexico School of Law. For more information on the Access to Justice Commission, visit http://www.nmbar.org/Attorneys/AccessJusticecommission.html.

The New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice is a statewide body dedicated to expanding and improving civil legal assistance to New Mexicans living in poverty.