VAP Pro Bono Collaborative ECHO

Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), or Project ECHO, was originally created as a medical model to tele-mentor doctors across geographic distances. The goal of this model has been to create better outcomes among patients by sharing best practices among doctors treating specific illnesses.

This model has been adapted and is now being used around the globe in other fields, including education and civics. The VAP Pro Bono Collaborative ECHO will be the first of its kind, utilizing the ECHO model to expand the knowledge and expertise of legal practitioners across the state through tele-mentorship. Together, we hope to empower the pro bono community and ensure New Mexicans can access expert knowledge wherever they live!

The VAP Pro Bono Collaborative ECHO sessions will not be your ordinary CLE!

  • Monthly interactive sessions will be offered and will include a Topic Presentation and a Hands-On Case Study.
  • This innovative platform will serve as a resource and learning tool for legal practitioners to share support, guidance, and feedback with their peers.
  • Through an All Teach/All Learn framework, we hope to expand the pro bono community in New Mexico.

We welcome:

  • General legal practitioners interested in attending the sessions regularly;
  • Subject Matter Experts who would like to speak on a topic of interest to the legal community;
  • Case presenters who would like to introduce a case study/problem of practice relating to a topic for discussion.

VAP Pro Bono Collaborative ECHO Sessions

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2023 scheduled sessions:

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Thursday, November 30, 2023, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Launch Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Topic: Kinship Guardianship – new rules and filing a petition

Presenter: Michelle Garcia, Deputy Director New Mexico Legal Aid


To be a part of this innovative platform, click the Sign-Up link and fill out the form. For additional information, please contact our ECHO Coordinator, Zac Addison, at