Upcoming Legal Consultations

The Volunteer Attorney Program of New Mexico Legal Aid offers FREE one-time consultations to low-income New Mexicans during scheduled events. Eligibility guidelines apply to all events.

Statewide Teleclinics offer the opportunity to receive a consultation with an attorney over the phone. You must apply ahead of the scheduled event.

Legal Fairs offer the opportunity to receive an in-person consultation with an attorney. No pre-registration required.

In 2024, VAP will be hosting many Legal Teleclinics and Fairs. For additional information call 1-877-266-9861 or email legalclinics@nmlegalaid.org.

Statewide Teleclinics (Consultations over the phone only)

Teleclinic Flyer 2024 Dates (Spanish)Teleclinic Flyer 2024 Dates (English)_Page1 Apply to receive a free consultation with an attorney over the phone! The Volunteer Attorney Program (VAP) in conjunction with the New Mexico State Bar Foundation’s Modest Means Helpline (MMH) offers free consultations over the phone, during scheduled Teleclinics.

***YOU MUST APPLY AHEAD OF THE EVENT. 

SPOTS ARE LIMITED & ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES APPLY***

2024 Statewide Teleclinics:

  • January 25th (closed)
  • May 16th (the application for this Teleclinic will be available from April 15-30)
  • September 19th (the application for this Teleclinic will be available from August 15-30)
  • November 21st (the application for Teleclinic event will be available from Oct 15-31)

Our dedicated volunteer attorneys can provide advice in the following areas of law:

  • Divorce
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Child Support/Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Kinship Guardianship
  • Employment
  • Contracts
  • Name Change/Real ID
  • Adult Guardianships
  • Property
  • Wills/Probate
  • Consumer Debt
  • Public Benefits

2024 FREE Legal Fairs (In-person consultations)

Albuquerque Law-La-Palooza: Free Legal Fair

March 1, 2024 LLP Fair Flyer (Spanish) March 1, 2024 LLP Fair Flyer (English)Friday, March 1, 2024

Cesar Chavez Community Center

7505 Kathryn Ave SE #5260, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Free consultations with an attorney

First-come, First-served

Civil Law Consultations: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor/Debtor
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Wills/Probate
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Public Benefits
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Benefits
  • Contracts
  • Immigration

Family Law Consultations: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Kindship Guardianship

For additional information or to request an ASL interpreter, please call 1-877-266-9861 or email legalclinics@nmlegalaid.org.

Bilingual attorneys and staff will be available.

Sponsored by the Volunteer Attorney Program and the Second Judicial District Pro Bono Committee

Chaves County Free Legal Fair

March 8, 2024 Roswell Legal Fair Flyer (spanish) March 8, 2024 Roswell Legal Fair Flyer (english)Friday, March 8, 2024

Roswell Adult Center

807 N. Missouri Ave., Roswell, NM 88201

Free in-person consultations with an attorney from 1:00p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

First-come, First-served

Areas of Law Served:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Kinship Guardianship
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Creditor/Debtor
  • Wills/Probate
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Employment
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Contracts
  • Immigration

For additional information or to request an ASL interpreter, please call 1-877-266-9861 or email legalclinics@nmlegalaid.org

Bilingual attorneys and staff will be available.

Sponsored by: The Volunteer Attorney Program and the Fifth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee.

Upcoming Legal Fairs:

  • April 5, 2024 Legal Fair in Socorro
  • April 13, 2024 Peter H. Johnstone Day, Family Law Legal Fair in Albuquerque
  • April 27, 2024 Legal Fair in Hernandez
  • May 18, 2024 Legal Fair in Ruidoso
  • May 31, 2024 Legal Fair in Rio Rancho
  • June 21, 2024 Law-La-Palooza Legal Fair in Albuquerque
  • June 28, 2024 Legal Fair in Las Vegas