Our Mission

Our Mission:

The Volunteer Attorney Program’s mission is to expand and support an active statewide network of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students to meet the civil justice needs of low-income New Mexicans in all communities throughout the state.  The VAP works closely with the State Bar of New Mexico, the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice, local Judicial District Pro Bono Committees, the UNM School of Law, private bar partners, courts, and other legal services providers to plan and coordinate the delivery of high-quality pro bono legal services through direct representation, individual client counseling, community legal fairs and other innovative strategies.