Client Assistance is designed to inform and educate the public on the Client-Attorney Relationship. To all people calling for assistance informational brochures on a wide variety of issues that a client might have with their attorney will be mailed to them. Information is provided on issues such as communication, fees, confidentiality, termination, and returning files. Once the caller reviews the information they are directed further, such as, Fee Arbitration, Client Protection, the referral program or the disciplinary board.
Client Protection Fund
The Funds purpose is to promote public confidence in the administration of justice and the integrity of the legal profession by reimbursing losses caused by the dishonest conduct of lawyers admitted and licensed to practice law in the courts of New Mexico.
Fee Arbitration Program
Voluntary arbitration of fee disputes of $1,000 or more between clients and attorneys.
For more information call 1-800-876-6227 or (505) 797-6000.
To access the complaint form.