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Access to Justice topics and resources with information provided by the Legal Services and Programs Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico.

       Access to Justice New Mexico  

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.

Access to Justice topics and resources

Financial Resource Guide During COVID-19

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.

General Information

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty -- We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities, and protect the rights of people living in poverty.


Justice Gap Report 2022 -- The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to help measure the justice gap among low-income Americans in 2022.

Established in 1974, LSC [Legal Services Corporation] operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 90% of its funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.

Katherine Montoya, Public Services Supervisor