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New Mexico Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

According to rules governing the New Mexico Bar Rule 24-108, in attempting to meet the professional responsibility established in Rule 16-601 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, a lawyer should aspire to render at least fifty hours of pro bono publico legal services per year.

New Mexico Pro Bono Summary: The New Mexico State Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 1991 to accomplish many of the goals of the State Bar in public service and public education. The Bar Foundation has an interlocking board with the State Bar of New Mexico. The State Bar and Bar Foundation have various programs to serve the public such as:

  1. Client/Attorney
  2. Assistance Program (CAAP)
  3. Lawyer Referral
  4. For the Elderly Program (LREP)
  5. Referral Programs

New Mexico Legal Aid is a nonprofit law office providing free legal representation to poor people throughout New Mexico (except San Juan County) in civil cases to increase access to the justice system for vulnerable populations and preserve basic legal rights including safety, financial stability and shelter.

New Mexico Pro Bono Contacts:

Kasey Daniel, Esq.,
Director of Public and Legal Services
5121 Masthead NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 797-6053 -kdaniel@nmbar.org

Cathrynn Novich Brown, Esq.
PO Box 25486
Albuquerque, NM 87125-5486

Pro Bono Awards:

Robert H. Lafollette Pro Bono Award is given to an attorney who has made an exemplary contribution of time and effort, without compensation, to provide legal assistance to people who could not afford the assistance of an attorney.

Additional Information Links:

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/newmexico.html
http://www.nmbar.org