Once a year, New Mexico residents can get their legal questions answered free or receive a referral on the Saturday closest to Law Day, May 1, through the Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program sponsored by the New Mexico Young Lawyers Division. Attorneys staff the phones and answer questions from across the state on a variety of topics including: employment law, divorce, child support, landlord/tenant issues, personal injury, estate planning, real estate and more.



2020 Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program

Saturday, October 24, 2020
8:30 a.m. - noon

Have legal questions? Call in and receive brief legal advice regarding legal issues including: 
•  landlord/tenant •  divorce •  child support
•  employment •  bankruptcy •  criminal cases
•  personal injury • immigration law •  and more!
Toll Free: Toll free: 1-800-876-6227
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For Public

New Mexico residents across the state are welcome to participate in the Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program.  The call-in line will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on the new date to be determined.

Dial 1-800-876-6227

You will first go through an intake process before speaking with an attorney. Please have documents relating to your questions ready prior to calling in.

Resources

See the full list of Legal Service Providers:
https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/ForPublic/VideoContest/2019LSP.pdf 

Learn more about each provider in the Referral Resource Manual of Civil Legal Services (PDF with extensive info):
https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/AboutUs/yld/LSPcallin.pdf 

New Mexico State Library Access to Justice webpage:
https://libguides.nmstatelibrary.org/accesstojustice
 

For Volunteer Attorneys

Volunteer attorneys are needed to receive calls and provide up to 15 minutes of legal advice. Practice area(s) can be indicated upon sign-up. Attorneys fluent in Spanish are needed.

Arrival time is 8:30 a.m., calls will begin at 9 a.m. Breakfast and coffee will be served.

Click here to volunteer.