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)_Page1Apply 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. 

Click here to apply for a consultation

Haga clic aquí para aplicar para una consulta

SPOTS ARE LIMITED & ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES APPLY***

2024 FREE Legal Fairs (In-person consultations)

June 22, 2024 Law-La-Palooza (english)

Albuquerque Law-La-Palooza Free Legal Fair

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Second Judicial District Court Bernalillo County

400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Free consultations with an attorney

First-Come, First-Served

Family Law Consultations – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Civil Law Consultations – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor/Debtor
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Wills/Probate
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Public Benefits
  • 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.

Help is contingent on volunteer attorney availability and area of practice. Financial eligibility criteria may apply.

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

June 22, 2024 Law-La-Palooza (spanish)Law-La-Palooza en Albuquerque

FERIA LEGAL GRATUITA

Sábado, 22 de Junio, 2024

Second Judicial District Court Bernalillo County

400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Consultas gratuitas con un abogado

SERVICIO POR ORDEN DE LLEGADA

CONSULTAS DE DERECHO FAMILIAR (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)

  • Divorcio
  • Custodia
  • Visitación
  • Manutención de hijos
  • Manutención conyugal
  • Paternidad
  • Tutela legal

CONSULTAS DE DERECHO CIVIL (1:00 PM-4:00 PM)

  • Propietario/Inquilino
  • Bancarrota
  • Acreedor/Deudor
  • Tutela de adultos
  • Testamentos/Sucesiones
  • Poderes Notariales
  • Beneficios Públicos
  • Empleo
  • Beneficios de desempleado
  • Contratos
  • Inmigración

Para obtener información adicional o solicitar un intérprete de language de senales Americano, llame al 1-877-266-9861 o envíe un correo electrónico a legalclinics@nmlegalaid.org

Abogados y personal bilingües estarán disponibles

La ayuda depende de la disponibilidad de abogados y el área de práctica.

Algunos criterios de elegibilidad financiera pueden aplicar

Patrocinado por: El Programa de Abogados Voluntarios y el Comité Pro Bono del Segundo Distrito Judicial

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY FREE LEGAL FAIR

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2024

Free in-person and scheduled consultations with an attorney from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Media Education Center Atrium

366 Luna Dr., Las Vegas, NM 87701

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED FROM 9-4; APPOINTMENTS FROM 1-4 IN PERSON AND VIRTUALLY

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

Bilingual attorneys and staff will be available

**Help is contingent on volunteer attorney availability and area of practice. Financial eligibility criteria may apply**

NMLA’s Disaster Legal Services provides legal representation and advice in legal issues related to Natural Disasters. Staff will be present to answer any questions!

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

TAOS COUNTY FREE LEGAL FAIR

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2024

Free in-person and scheduled consultations with an attorney from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In-person consultations will be held at the Eighth Judicial District Courthouse located at 105 Albright St, suite N, Taos, NM 87571

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED FROM 9-4; APPOINTMENTS FROM 1-4 IN PERSON AND VIRTUALLY

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

Application for scheduled in-person or telephonic consultations open from June 18 -July 5. Scan the QR code to apply online for a schedule consultation from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Bilingual attorneys and staff will be available

**Help is contingent on volunteer attorney availability and area of practice. Financial eligibility criteria may apply**

To apply in-person in Taos, visit The Help Desk at Taos County District Courthouse located at 105 Albright St, Suite M, Taos, NM 87571. For more information call 575-758-3173, ext. 604 or email 8thhelpdesk@nmcourts.gov

NMLA’s Disaster Legal Services provides legal representation and advice in legal issues related to Natural Disasters. Staff will be present to answer any questions!

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

 SANTA FE FREE LEGAL FAIR

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2024

Free in-person and scheduled consultations with an attorney from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY

237 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED FROM 9-4; APPOINTMENTS FROM 1-4 IN PERSON AND VIRTUALLY

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

Spots are limited. To submit an application, please call 1-877-266-9861.

Bilingual attorneys and staff will be available

**Help is contingent on volunteer attorney availability and area of practice. Financial eligibility criteria may apply**

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

Upcoming Legal Fairs:

  • July 202024 Dona Ana Village Legal Fair