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Access to Justice Program

The Commission's Pro Bono Work


Volunteer attorneys, judges, and court staff at the Ninth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee's annual legal clinic in Clovis, NM.


As a result of the Ten Step Plan the following initiatives have been put in place:

  • mandatory pro bono reporting for all attorneys licensed in New Mexico,
  • pro bono committees in each of the thirteen judicial districts that organize pro bono clinics for self-represented litigants,
  • a Statewide Pro Bono Coordinator housed at New Mexico Legal Aid, and
  • establishment of the Volunteer Attorney Pool in the Second Judicial District.

As a consequence of these steps, volunteer service by attorneys around the state has increased dramatically.

Since 2004, the Commission has accomplished a great deal of work to promote pro bono services and to boost funding for civil legal aid, as well as streamlining existing processes to increase efficiency and access for people without lawyers.