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Places that Help: New Mexico
If you are a victim of abuse, you may want to ask the Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service whether or not they screen for lawyers who are experienced in handling domestic violence cases. For a suggested list of questions to ask regarding the lawyer’s fees and experience when interviewing an attorney, go to our Choosing and Working with a Lawyer page.
Albuquerque Bar Association
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0040
They will arrange a 30-minute appointment with a licensed attorney for $50 in their office or over the phone to discuss any type of legal matter. This appointment does not obligate you or the attorney to pursue the case unless you and the attorney agree to it. The non-refundable $50 fee must be paid before the appointment is made over the phone or through their internet form at the website listed. You can also mail a money order.
State Bar of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860
(505) 797-6066 or 1-800-876-6227
The program can put you in contact with a private attorney for up to 30 minutes of legal consultation/case assessment for a cost of a $35 referral fee. When you contact the program, an intake person will ask you for information needed to determine the area of law and county needed for the referral. Program staff will then contact attorneys in the appropriate legal and geographic area to find an attorney for the consultation. You can use the consultation to receive legal advice, have documents reviewed and/or have questions answered by the attorney. The availability and cost of any representation or time beyond the 30-minute consultation must be negotiated directly with the referral attorney. Payment of the $35 referral fee must be received before the referral is processed.
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