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Local Legal Resources

Information about local legal resources for taking action in civil legal matters, for help if you have been victimized by a scam or fraud, or for general civil legal services.

Senior Citizens' Law Office

Free legal services for Bernalillo County residents 60 and older in civil cases, including SSI, VA, and other government benefits issues, power of attorney, trusts, guadianship/conservatorship, grandparent adoptions, foreclosure, financial exploitation, landlord/tenant, public housing/Section 8, consumer matters, health-related issues and long term care, estate planning, and probate.


Legal Aid

The intake line is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mountain Time).


Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program

  • Statewide: 800-876-6657
  • Albuquerque: 505-797-6005
  • www.nmbar.org

Provides legal advice and information as well as referrals to attorneys or agencies by telphone to indiviuals age 55 and older.


Monthly Civil Legal Clinic

First Wednesday of each month, 10 .m.-1 p.m.; first come, first served; call 505-814-5033 for additional information


Monthly Civil Legal Clinic

Second Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; first come, first served; call 505-841-9817 for additional information.


Albuquerque Civil Justice Clinic for Veterans

Quarterly legal clinics. Free to all VA-enrolled veterans.


Landlord-Tenant Table

  • Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, 9th floor
  • 401 Lomas Blvd NW

Every Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Available for brief advice or answers to questions.


State Bar General Referral Program

30 minute consultation with a private attorney for $35.00. This does not guarantee the attorney will take your case. Fees for representation will apply.


Albuquerque Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

  • 505-243-2615

30 minute meeting with a private attorney for $50.00. This does not guarantee the attorney will take your case. Fees for representation will apply.


University of New Mexico School of Law Clinic

The School of Law accepts cases in limited legal categories annually. Call for more information.


ABA New Mexico Free Legal Answers

Three (3) free legal questions per year.


New Mexico District Court Self-Help Guide

Printable guide that provides general information about how to represent yourself in court. Individual chapers on domestic violence, divorce, kinship guardianship, name change, probate, and appeal.