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​​Legal Issues

Type of Legal Issue Name of Organization

Abuse/Neglect (Adults)

Adult Protective Services
Statewide: 866-654-3219
Albuquerque: 505-841-4569

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Abuse/Neglect (Children)

Children Youth & Families Department
Statewide: 800-797-3260
Albuquerque: 505-841-6100​

Child Abuse Hotline
Phone: 1-855-333-SAFE
Cell Phone: #SAFE

Children's Court, John E. Brown Juvenile Justice Center
5100 Second Street NW 
Phone: 505-841-5906 or 505-841-7366 
Children's Court Page
Criminal cases involving juvenile defendants, delinquency proceedings, adoptions, termination of parental rights, abuse and neglect, emancipation of a minor.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Albuquerque: 505-903-0305

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Benefits (Food stamps, Medicaid, SSI)

New Mexico Legal Aid
Phone: 505-243-7871

Law Access New Mexico
Statewide: 800-340-9771
Albuquerque: 505-998-4529

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Children’s Legal Services

Advocacy, Inc.
Albuquerque: 505-266-3166 
Provides guardians ad litem for children in abuse and neglect cases in the 2nd Judicial District.  Also provides low or no cost legal advocacy and support services.

Guardianship Legal Helpline
Statewide: 800-980-1165
Albuquerque: 505-217-1660  (leave message for callback)
ONLY for caregivers who are caring for children who are not their own (NOT for parents seeking custody; see Domestic Relations/Family Law)

The Guardianship Project/Advocacy Inc.
Uncontested guardianship only (parents agree) and relative or step parent adoption
Phone: 505-266-3166
Phone: 866-257-5320

Pegasus Legal Services for Children
Phone: 505-244-1101 
Civil legal needs of children and teenagers, including health care guardianship, emancipation, and special education.

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Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union
Albuquerque: 505-266-5915

Office of Diversity and Human Rights
Also provides info on ADA and employment
Phone: 505-768-3700

NM State Human Rights Bureau
Statewide: 800-566-9471

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Phone: 505-248-5201 / 1-800-669-4000

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Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection
Statewide: 844-255-9210
Albuquerque: 505-717-3500

Better Business Bureau
Statewide: 800-873-2224
Albuquerque: 505-346-0110

United South Broadway Corp.
Predatory Lending Hotline 
Albuquerque: 505-764-8867

Consumer Debt Workshops/Consumer Issues Workshops
State Bar of NM

Statewide: 800-876-6227
Albuquerque: 505-797-6094

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NM Public Defender Department
505 Marquette Ave NW, STE 120
Main Number: 505-841-5099

Federal Public Defender (Federal cases only)
111 Lomas NW, Ste. 501
Phone: 505-346-2489

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Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM)
1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE #204
Statewide: 800-432-4682 
Albuquerque: 505-256-3100
Promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities

Independent Living Resource Center
Phone: 505-266-5022

NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Phone: 505-841-4549

ARC of New Mexico
Statewide: 800-358-6493
Albuquerque: 505-883-4630

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Domestic Violence

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center (AFAC)
Phone: 505-243-2333 
Free, safe, confidential help for adult/child victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

Catholic Charities of Central NM
Phone: 505-724-4670 
Limited to domestic violence in immigration setting.

NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Phone: 505-246-9240
Provides information and referral resources for domestic violence resources. 

Domestic Violence Division, 2nd Judicial District Court
400 Lomas NW
2nd Floor, Room 274 
Phone: 505-841-6737 
Protective orders against family members or intimate partners due to domestic violence within the last 30 days.
Domestic Violence Page

Enlace Comunitario
Phone: 505-246-8972
Provides civil legal assistance to Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Resource Center
Phone: 505-243-2333
24 Hour On-site Crisis Intervention; Domestic Violence Helpline; Legal Advocacy; Adult & Child Individual Counseling; Adult & Child Group Counseling; Parenting Classes; Safe Housing Referrals; Avon Empowerment Workshops; Case Management; Community Connections; Domestic Violence Education

NM Legal Aid Helpline
Phone: 505-243-4300 / 877-974-3400
Legal information limited to victims of domestic violence/stalking/sexual assault

Women’s Community Association S.A.F.E. House
Statewide: 800-773-3645
Albuquerque: 505-247-4219

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Father's Groups

New Mexico Young Fathers Project
540 Chama NE, Suite 11
Phone: 505-254-8737

DAD (Dads Against Discrimination)
12301 Manitoba NE
Phone: 505-299-2673

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Grandparent Adoption

Senior Citizens’ Law Office
4317 Lead SE, Suite A
Phone: 505-265-2300

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Grandparent Visitation

Phone: 1-800-424-3410
Phone: 1-888-687-2277

Legal Resources for the Elderly
Simple legal questions answered
Statewide: 800-876-6657
Albuquerque: 505-797-6005

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Guardianship (Adult)

Office of Guardianship Services-NM Developmental - Disabilities Planning Council
625 Silver Ave SW, Suite 100
Albuquerque: 505-841-4519

ARC of New Mexico
Statewide: 800-358-6493
Albuquerque: 505-883-4630

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Guardianship (Children)

Guardianship Legal Helpline
Statewide: 800-980-1165
Albuquerque: 505-217-1660 (leave message for callback)
ONLY for caregivers who are caring for children who are NOT their own children (NOT for parents seeking custody - see Domestic Relations/Family Law

The Guardianship Project/Advocacy Inc.
Uncontested guardianship only (parents agree)
Phone: 505-266-3166
Toll Free: 866-257-5320

Pegasus Legal Services for Children
Phone: 505-244-1101
Civil legal needs of children and teenagers, including health care guardianship, emancipation, and special education.

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Identity Theft

Phone: 1-800-525-6285 

Phone: 1-800-493-1058

Trans Union
Phone: 1-855-681-3196 

Albuquerque Police Department
Phone: 505-768-2030 (to file a report)

U.S. Secret Service
Phone: 505-248-5290

Phone: 505-889-1300

NM Attorney General’s Office
Toll Free: 1-844-255-9210
Phone: 505-717-3500

NM Securities Division
Toll Free: 1-800-704-5533
Phone: 505-476-4580

Federal Trade Commission
Phone: 1-877-382-4357 (to file a Complaint)

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NM Immigrant Law Center
Phone: 505-247-1023
Serving the needs of immigrants in detention in New Mexico and finding pro bono representation for unmet legal needs for immigrants.

Catholic Charities of Central NM
Phone: 505-724-4670
Housing, Rental, and Senior Services information.

New Mexico Asian Family Center
Phone: 505-717-2877
Linguistically and culturally sensitive counseling, case management, legal advocacy and system navigation for Asian immigrants.
Family Law Clinic on every first Thursday of the month

NM Immigrant Law Center
Legal assistance to low income families facing separation due to deportation
Phone: 505-247-1023

El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos
Phone: 505-246-1627
Latino immigrant led organization that works with Latino immigrant communities and allies to defend, strengthen, and advance the rights of our community.

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Law Access New Mexico
Statewide: 800-340-9771
Albuquerque: 505-998-4529

New Mexico Legal Aid
Phone: 505-243-7871

New Mexico Landlord/Tenant Hotline
Address: 664 Alta Vista, Santa Fe
Phone: 505-930-5666

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Parenting Education/Classes

All Faiths Family Services
Phone: 505-271-0329

APN Family Support Center
Phone: 505-242-1414

Evolution Group Inc
Phone: 505-242-6988

The Ranches
Phone: 505-881-4200

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Phone: 505-877-7060

Healthy Families Lovelace - Mary Dudley, Ph.D.
Phone: 505-873-0376

Native American Professional Parent Resources
Phone: 505-345-6289

YDI - Linda Moore
Phone: 505-831-6038 / 505-873-1604

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Paternity Testing

Quest Diagnostic
Phone: 505-883-3899

CSED - Child Support Enforcement Division
NM Only: 800-288-7207
Outside NM: 800-585-7631

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Supervised Visitation/Exchanges

Neutral Corner
Phone: 505-255-0007

Phone: 505-242-1414

Family Services for Children
Phone: 505-994-4931

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Domestic Relations/Family Law

Issue Name of Organization

Child Support Custody (Parentage/Paternity) Divorce Timesharing Disputes

Child Support Enforcement Division
NM Only: 800-288-7207
Outside NM: 800-585-7631

Law Access New Mexico
Statewide: 800-340-9771
Albuquerque: 505-998-4529

NM Legal Aid
Phone: 505-243-7871

Family Education/Community Support

Catholic Charities - For adults and children
Phone (Albuquerque): 505-724-4670
Phone (Santa Fe): 505-424-9789

Family Law Forms on the Internet

New Mexico Supreme Court Family Forms
Second Judicial District Court Self Help Family Forms

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Senior Citizen/Elderly Programs

Name of Organization Description of Services

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 telephone to individuals age 55 and older.

Senior Citizens’ Law Office
4317 Lead SE, Suite A
Phone: 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, guardianship/conservatorship, grandparent adoptions, foreclosure, financial exploitation, landlord/tenant/public housing/Section 8, consumer matters, health-related issues and longterm care, estate planning, and probate.

Attorney General’s Office
Phone (Albuquerque): 505-717-3500

Elder Abuse and Medical Fraud

City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Dept of Senior Affairs
714 7th St NW Phone: 505-764-6400

Residents of Bernalillo County

Senior Social Services- Catholic Charities
2010 Bridge Blvd SW
Phone: 505-724-4659

Free transportation and friendly visiting to homebound seniors, respite care for caregivers. The Homecare Program offers light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, personal care and companionship.

Phone: 1-800-424-3410
Phone: 1-888-687-2277


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Homeless Resources

Name of Organization Description of Services

Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless
Phone: 505-242-4644

Medical, dental and mental health clinics, children’s outreach and substance abuse recovery services.

Casa Q
Phone: 505-872-2099

Provides safe living options and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

NM Christian Legal Aid
Operates at Noon Day, ABQ Rescue Mission, and Joy Junction
Phone: 505-243-4419

Provides advice, referrals and brief services for civil, criminal, domestic relations and landlord/tenant matters.  Refers parties to volunteer attorneys.

Homeless Services/Refugee Resettlement-Catholic Services
2010 Bridge Blvd SW
Phone: 505-724-4670

General homeless services; temporary and permanent.  Refugees: Resettles refugees, homeless women and children, moves them into permanent housing, and takes referrals from homeless shelters to resettle people.

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Attorney Referral Programs

Name of Organization Description of Services

Bridge to Justice Legal Assistance Programs
Statewide: 800-876-6227
Albuquerque: 505-797-6066

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’s Lawyer
Referral Service

Phone: 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.

Client Attorney Assistance Program (CAAP)
Statewide: 800-876-6227
Albuquerque: 505-797-6000

Possible solutions to communications problems between clients and lawyers.

Legal Assistance for Veterans
NM Veterans Memorial
1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Albuquerque: 505-265-1711 Ext. 34345

Free quarterly Legal Clinics – January, March, June and September 2018.  Consultations with volunteer attorney concerning family law, consumer rights, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, foreclosure and employment.  Other service providers available.

Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program
Statewide: 800-876-6657
Albuquerque: 505-797-6005

Free help line for residents of NM (55 and older) and monthly workshops for senior citizens (55 and older) at various locations around the state.

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Court-Based Self Help Centers

Name of Organization/Program Information

1st Judicial District Court Self Help Information Center


2nd Judicial District Court Self Help Center


3rd Judicial District Court Services


Metro Court Self Help Center


Probate Court


US Bankruptcy Court


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Other Important Contacts

Name of Organization/Program Information

United Way

Info & Referrals on Human Services
Phone: 505-245-1735 or 211

Parents Reaching Out

Statewide: 800-524-5176
Albuquerque: 505-247-0192

Non-profit organization that works with parents, caregivers, educators, and other professionals to promote healthy, positive and caring experiences for families and children.

Health Insurance Benefits and Counseling (HIBAC)

Statewide: 866-451- 2901
Santa Fe: 505-476-4799

Law Access New Mexico

Statewide: 800-340-9771
Albuquerque: 505-998-4529
Telephone advice in Family Law matters, Unemployment Compensation, Consumer Debt Collection, Garnishment, Landlord/Tenant, Medicaid, Foodstamps, and TANF

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Statewide: 800-432-2080

NM Crime Victims Reparation Commission

Statewide: 800-306-6262
Albuquerque: 505-841-9432

NM Commission for the Blind

Statewide: 888-513-7958
Albuquerque: 505-841-8844

Office of Consumer Affairs

Consumer Hotline
Statewide: 844-255-9210
Albuquerque: 505-318-1050

Public Regulations Commission (NMPRC)

Insurance complaints, Utilities complaints
Statewide Toll-free: 1-888-427-5772

State Bar of New Mexico

Statewide: 800-876-6227
Albuquerque: 505-797-6000
Free general information publications on various areas of the law mailed free of charge.

Univision Canal 41

Phone: 505-342-4141 (English and Spanish)
Volunteer attorneys answer legal questions each month.  Please call for more information.

UNM Law Clinic

Phone: 505-277-2146

UNM School of Law Library (a public library)

Phone: 505-277-0935

NM Commission for the Deaf

Voice: 505-383-6530
v/TTY: 505-383-6541
VP: 505-435-9319

ABA New Mexico Free Legal Answers

Three (3) free legal questions per year

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400 Lomas Blvd NW
Room 119, 1st Floor 
Albuquerque, NM  87102


Phone: 505-841-6702

General Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
General questions will be answered and forms may be picked up

Self Help Interview Hours
This office does not schedule interviews. Individuals are seen on a first come, first served basis. There is a 15-minute time limit for each visit.

Monday - Friday: 9-11:45 a.m.
Monday - Thursday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

No interviews Friday afternoons

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