The New Mexico Supreme Court established the New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice (the Commission) in 2004. The Commission’s mission was to expand resources for civil legal assistance to New Mexicans living in poverty. The Commission completed its initial State Plan for the Provision of Legal Aid to Low-Income New Mexicans (the State Plan) in 2007. The 2019 ATJ Strategic Action Plan puts into effect many of the recommendations in the 2007 State Plan, and will lead to specific target dates for completion along with other details to guide full implementation.
The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty has created the Financial Resource Guide During COVID-19 to help New Mexico families during the pandemic. The guide includes information about programs funded through federal legislation like the American Recovery Plan Act, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, as well as long-standing state and local programs that can help families with food, housing, healthcare, child care, and more.