Client Assistance Program (CAAP)
assists to resolve complaints before serious disciplinary
797-6054 | 1-800-876-6227
Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP)
797-6005 | 1-800-876-6657
|Homeless Legal Clinics
The Young Lawyers Division Operates Homeless Legal Clinics in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Volunteer attorneys staff the clinics and provide legal information and advice as well as refer clients to low income or pro bono legal service programs. Click here to learn more.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Social workers investigate reported cases of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults (must be 18 years or older). APS will also consult and advise a person who calls regarding a suspected abuse, neglect or exploitive situation. APS is involved in adult homecare services and referrals. These services and referrals involve non-personal and non-medical assistance.
625 Silver SW Suite 215, Albuquerque 87102
Provides Guardian Ad Litem services for children who are subjects of cases alleging abuse, neglect or abandonment in the Second Judicial District.
6301 4th St. NW Suite 3, Albuquerque 87107
American Civil Liberties Union of NM (ACLU)
Assistance to persons in determining if their constitutional rights have been violated.
The Arc of New Mexico
Advocates for developmentally disabled persons and their families. Assists parents in getting SSI benefits and Medicaid benefits for children with disabilities.
Catholic Charities of Central NM
Legal services for certain kinds of immigration cases; will refer others.
NM Child Support Enforcement Division
Assistance in establishing and collecting child support and helps establish paternity. Does not handle visitation and custody matters. Eligibility is open to everyone.
625 Silver St. NW Suite 500, Albuquerque 87102
Better Business Bureau
Helps to resolve disputes between New Mexico consumers and businesses of $25,000 or less.
Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Professional counseling and guidance in money management, budgeting and the wise use of credit. Assist in developing a repayment program where over-extension or indebtedness is a major problem. Provides education programs on credit related topics.
2727 San Pedro #117 NE - Albuquerque 87110
Consumer Protection Attorney General Office
The Consumer Protection Division helps to protect the public from fraudulent and unethical business practices.
PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe 87504-1508
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Court Appointed Special Advocates advocate for children in the custody of the Department of Children, Youth and Families. Deals with abuse, neglect and custody. Monitors treatment for families and goes to court to speak on child’s behalf.
5100 Second St. NW, Albuquerque 87107
Dads Against Discrimination
Helps fathers through custody options. Open to all people.
12301 Manitoba NE, Albuquerque 87111
Desert State Life Management
Various guardianship, conservatorship and other protective programs. Provides for case management, medical POA and Financial POA, representative payee, personal representative and court visitor.
320 Central SW Suite 200, Albuquerque 87102
DNA-People’s Legal Services Inc.
(Serves parts of Cibola, McKinley, San Juan and Valencia counties)
Forms and Courthouse Services (FACS) provides services for low-income persons who need assistance in some civil cases. May accept serious chronic domestic violence cases. Services include providing and preparing various court forms, and preparing of wills on an emergency basis only. Services are provided at the courthouse on a first-come, first-serve basis.
400 Gold SW Ste. 106, Albuquerque 87102
Federal Public Defender
Legal service in federal criminal cases only.
111 Lomas Suite 501, Albuquerque 87102
Law Access New Mexico
Statewide legal hotline for low income New Mexico residents with civil legal problems.
998-4529 | 1-800-340-9771
Lawyer Referral Service
Thirty-minute consultation with a qualified attorney for $30 fee.
Albuquerque Bar Association
Metropolitan Court Pro Se Office
Provides information for small claims court and landlord-tenant disputes. Provides blank and sample forms, pamphlets, and community and legal resource information.
401 Lomas NW, 2nd Fl. Rm. 210
Native American Protection and
PO Box 392, Shiprock 87420
New Mexico Attorney General’s Homeownership Preservation Program
As a result of funds from the settlement of the national lawsuit against five of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, the New Mexico Attorney General’s office has created the New Mexico Attorney General’s Homeownership Preservation Program (HPP). The HPP, a statewide network for homeowner assistance, is an unprecedented effort to assist New Mexico families threatened by the devastation of mortgage delinquency and/or foreclosure. The New Mexico Attorney General’s office has partnered with 8 New Mexico non-profit organizations to provide a free safety net of foreclosure-prevention services to eligible families including a toll-free hotline, housing counseling, education, community outreach, legal representation and a website. Visit the website (www.keepyourhomenewmexico.org) or call the hotline (1-855-664-6630) to learn more about how to make contact. There are only income eligibility requirements for legal representation. All other services are free to everyone.
New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services
Dedicated to promoting the independence and dignity of elders and individuals living with a disability.
Health insurance and other benefits 476-4799
NM Center for Dispute Resolution
Provides for the resolution of disputes and training in conflict resolution.
800 Park Ave SW, Albuquerque 87102
NM Center on Law and Poverty
Works to assure that the policies, laws and practices intended to address the problems of those living in poverty are designed and administered legally, fairly and effectively. Does not engage in individual client representation.
3117 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque 87106
NM Legal Aid
Las Cruces Office
Las Vegas Office
Rio Grande Pueblos Office
Santa Fe Office
Silver City Office
Southern New Mexico Counties
Civil legal needs of children such as guardianships, access to health care and emancipation.
4916 4th St. NW, Albuquerque 87107-3949
Protection and Advocacy
Serves developmentally disabled and mentally disabled clients. No charge for assistance. Individuals must meet governmental guidelines.
Free legal assistance for qualified low income persons (juveniles as well as adults) charged with a felony or misdemeanor. The Mental Health Unit is limited to criminal defendants found incompetent to stand trial. Serves as a liaison between the various state agencies and the criminal justice system.
505 Central NW, Albuquerque 87102
San Juan County Legal Services Inc.
(Serves San Juan County)
Second Judicial District Court Services
Domestic Violence Program of Family Court and only applies to abuse between household members, relatives or persons in an ongoing intimate relationship. Services do not apply to neighbors, coworkers or roommates.
400 Lomas NW Rm. 274, Albuquerque 87102
Senior Citizens’ Law Office Inc.
Free to individuals over 60 and low income who are Bernalillo County residents. Eligibility requirements exist. Civil cases only, no personal injury, divorce, or bankruptcy cases. Sliding scale fee for people under 60, high income, or for those who live outside of Bernalillo County for certain types of work.
4317 Lead SE, Albuquerque 87108
Women’s Community Association
Domestic violence counseling and other services for women, including, advocacy and legal referrals.