Client Protection Fund

The Commission on Client Protection is a statewide body whose 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.

Dispute a Lawyer's Fee

The State Bar of New Mexico Fee Arbitration program provides clients and attorneys with an out-of-court method of resolving fee disputes that is expeditious, confidential, inexpensive, and impartial. This voluntary program can help avoid difficult, lengthy, and often expensive lawsuits. Arbitration can be requested by either the client or attorney. The State Bar offers this fee arbitration program as a free service to the public and to the attorney.