Welcome to the Volunteer Attorney Program!

The Volunteer Attorney Program (VAP) seeks to increase access to justice for low-income New Mexicans by connecting pro se clients with members of the private bar. It achieves this goal in two ways: (1) direct case placement with pro bono attorneys through its direct representation program and (2) brief advice and counsel with pro bono attorneys through its legal clinic/fair program.

Our direct representation program places cases referred to VAP through its community partners. And our legal clinic/fair program recruits volunteer attorneys to provide a one-time consultation to qualifying applicants.

VAP offers multiple legal clinics and fairs across the state. During these events, participants can receive a free consultation with an attorney.

Some events require that individuals apply in advance.

Teleclinic consultations are held over the phone between the hours of 1:00-4:00 p.m. on the date of the scheduled event.

For information on the next available clinic/fair call 1-877-266-9861 or email legalclinics@nmlegalaid.org