The State Bar General Referral Program assists those who need legal help but are unsure where to find it. The Program can be contacted at (505) 797-6066 or 1-800-876-6227.
The program can put you in contact with a private attorney for up to 30 minutes of legal consultation/case assessment for a cost of a $35 referral fee. When you contact the program, an intake person will ask you for information needed to determine the area of law and county needed for the referral. Program staff will then contact attorneys in the appropriate legal and geographic area to find an attorney for the consultation. You can use the consultation to receive legal advice, have documents reviewed and/or have questions answered by the attorney. The availability and cost of any representation or time beyond the 30-minute consultation must be negotiated directly with the referral attorney. Payment of the $35 referral fee must be received before the referral is processed.