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Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in
In the spirit of Law Day, volunteer attorneys gather on the Saturday closest to May 1 in regions across New Mexico to answer brief calls from the public on a wide range of civil legal issues. The Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program yields approximately 300 calls each year. Click here for more information.

Constitution Day
To commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, the YLD celebrates Constitution Day by providing fifth-grade classes throughout New Mexico with free U.S. Constitution booklets and an educational lesson from volunteer attorneys. Click here for more information.

#Fit2Practice

Positive self-care is one of the most unselfish things lawyers can do. It allows for lawyers to be healthier which means better interactions with their personal circle as well as better representation for their clients. The YLD hosts educational programming and activities that encourage lawyers to maintain mental and physical fitness. Keep an eye out for events and click here for more information about the ABA YLD's #Fit2Practice initiative.

Homeless Legal Clinics

Volunteer attorneys staff clinics and provide legal information and advice, as well as refer clients to low income or pro bono legal service programs, at locations in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Click here for more information.

Lunch with the Judge

Lunch with the Judge is designed to allow YLD members to meet with local judges in an informal setting, ask questions of the judge and receive advice relating to their career paths in the legal profession. Lunches are held in regions throughout New Mexico. YLD members will be emailed about upcoming Lunch with the Judge events.

Summer Fellowships

On an annual basis, the YLD provides the opportunity of two summer fellowships for UNM School of Law students who are interested in working in public interest law or the government sector. Click here for more information.

UNM School of Law Mentorship Program

At the beginning of each fall semester the YLD recruits attorneys to mentor law students from the UNM School of Law. Events are held throughout the academic year for mentees and mentors to network, socialize and begin professional relationships that will foster valuable learning experiences. Click here for more information.

Veterans Civil Legal Clinics

Volunteer attorneys provide brief legal advice on a variety of civil legal topics including family law, consumer rights, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, foreclosure, and employment during free quarterly clinics. Click here for more information.

Wills for Heroes

Wills for Heroes volunteer attorneys provide wills, advance healthcare directives and powers of attorney free of charge to New Mexico first-responders. Events are held approximately four times per year in various regions of the state. Click here for more information.

For more information regarding YLD initiatives contact:

Stephanie Wagner, State Bar Member Services Program Director
swagner@nmbar.org or 505-797-6007

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