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The NM Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ) is an independent, statewide body dedicated to expanding and improving civil legal assistance in the state.

This video explains why assistance with civil legal needs is so important:

Civil Legal Aid Animated Video Explainer – Produced by Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and The Kresge Foundation from Voices for Civil Justice on Vimeo.

The Commission meets at least quarterly. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend our meetings. Our next meeting is September 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, all meetings are being held remotely with options for video and phone participation. Contact Tesha and Twila at atj@nmcourts.gov for more information and to participate.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Resources

For more information about New Mexico Courts during the COVID-19 public health emergency, including information about remote court appearance and information for people representing themselves, please visit the New Mexico Judiciary’s coronavirus information page.

National resources for courts, self-help centers, and legal service providers related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.