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    A program of the New Mexico State Bar Foundation that provides legal information,  advice, brief services, and referrals to all New Mexico residents 55 years of age and older.


Legal Resources for the Elderly Program

2013 Conference on Aging

Albuquerque & Surrounding Communities: (505) 797-6005 
Toll Free: 1-800-876-6657 | Legal Helpline Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

If your problem cannot be resolved through the Legal Helpline, 
LREP can provide:

  • Referrals to a Proper Agency
  • Referrals to a Private Attorney 

What will it cost? 

  • Consultations with the LREP helpline staff attorneys are free;
  • Referrals to private attorneys are made on a Free, Reduced Fee and Full Fee basis depending on case priorities or income guidelines;
  • Court costs such as filing fees, depositions, etc., will be your responsibility.

LREP Brochure

Senior Legal Handbook

Senior Supplements


Volunteer Attorney Sign-Up Sheet

Who are the referral attorneys? 
Attorneys in private practice who agree to serve on the LREP volunteer panel

Helpline Staff Attorneys often answer the following questions: 

  • I am receiving daily calls from my creditors because I'm late making the payments.  The calls are annoying and the creditors are harassing me.  Is there anything I can do? 
  • My spouse needs to go into a nursing home.  Will I have to give up my home in order to get him long-term Medicaid coverage? 
  • My spouse recently passed away. How do I become eligible for Social Security Widow's benefits? 
  • How can I tell whether my estate will require probate? 
  • My social security income payments have been cut off.  Social Security says I have been overpaid. What can I do? 
  • I have heard about living trusts. What are they and should I have one?
Referrals are made in the following areas: 
  • Medicare/Medicaid 
  • Social Security 
  • Powers of Attorney / Advance Healthcare Directives
  • Guardianships/Conservatorships 
  • Long-Term Care
  • Foreclosure 
  • Renters and Homeowners issues
  • Employment 
  • Consumer Protection 
  • Grandparent Caregivers 
  • Creditor Problems
  • Transfer on Death Deeds
  • Estate Planning