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Access to Justice Program


The NM Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ) is an independent, statewide body dedicated to expanding and improving civil legal assistance in the state.  The Commission was created on May 28, 2004 by New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 04-8300. See “2004 Supreme Court Order Establishing the NM Commission on Access to Justice.”


The Commission is composed of 18 voting commissioners appointed by the Supreme Court of New Mexico and representative of the bar, judiciary, and legal aid providers.  Applicants are designated by either the Supreme Court or the State Bar of New Mexico, or are liaison or ex officio members by virtue of their official positions.

Justice for All Strategic Action Planning

The Commission is currently engaged in a Strategic Action Planning process developed by the National Center for State Courts called Justice for All. More information about this initiative is available here. Also, check out our 2018 meeting minutes for more detail about the Commission's work on this initiative to date. The Commission will present a draft of the Strategic Action Plan to the Supreme Court in 2019.

Additional Information

For the current Order of Appointment and Roster of Commissioners, see Commissioners.  The Administrative Office of the Courts provides Commission staff.