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Local Legal Resources

Information about local legal resources for civil legal cases or help if you are a victim of a scam or fraud.

Senior Citizens' Law Office

  • 4317 Lead SE, Suite A
  • 505-265-2300

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.

New Mexico Legal Aid

  • 505 Marquette Ave NW, Suite 700
  • 833-LGL-HELP/833-545-4357

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

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

  • Second Judicial District Court
  • 400 Lomas Blvd NW
  • 505-265-2300

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

  • Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
  • 401 Lomas Blvd NW
  • 505-265-2300

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

  • 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
  • 505-265-1711, ext. 3434

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

Modest Means Helpline

505-797-6013 or 888-857-9935 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MST.

University of New Mexico School of Law Clinic

  • 505-277-2146

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.

Metro Court Self-Help Center

The Self-Help Center staff are not attorneys and cannot provide you with legal advice. They will, however, provide general information on procedures and assistance with forms.