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Thirteenth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Decimotercer Distrito Judicial

Thirteenth Judicial District Court

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13th Judicial DIstrict Court

The Court provides legal form packets with simple, clear instructions for people who wish to represent themselves   in a variety of matters. The Court also holds a Court Clinic at the courthouse once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. People are seen in the Court Clinic on a first come first served basis by volunteer attorneys.

Address

1500 Idalia Road (Idalia and Hwy. 528) 
Bernalillo, NM 87004

Contact

Phone: 505-867-2376
Website: 13th District Court

Advocacy, Inc.

Mission is to promote the interests of at-risk children by providing legal advocacy and other supportive services. Provide legal representation in uncontested guardianships, advice, information and referral.

Address

6301 4th St. N.W., Suite 3 
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Contact

Phone: 505-266-3166 or 866-257-5320
Website: www.nmadvocacy.org

Child Support Enforcement

Assist people in applying for support and in amending birth certificates to include the father's name.

Address

4363 Jager Drive 
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Contact

Phone: 505-383-6372 or 800-288-7207

New Mexico Legal Aid - Native American Program (Santa Ana Office)

Free legal service is provided to low income Native American people in areas of civil and domestic issues. Serving the Rio Grande Pueblos.

Address

P.O. Box 817 
Bernalillo, NM 87004

Phone: 505-867-3391 or 866-505-2371

Pegasus Legal Services for Children

Mission is to promote the interests of children by providing legal advocacy and other supportive services. Provide legal representation in contested guardianships, emancipation, etc. as well as advice, information and referral.

Address

3201 4th St. N.W. 
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Contact

Phone: 505-244-1101 
Website: www.pegasuslaw.org

Senior Citizen Law Office

The Senior Citizen Law Office assists seniors, 60 years of age or older, with a variety of issues including: wills and other estate planning issues, health care directives (living wills), consumer problems, Medicare issues, etc. The Office also conducts monthly workshops on these issues. Wills and other documents can be drafted by the Office for a reasonable fee.

Address

4317 Lead S.E., Suite A 
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone: 505-265-2300 
Website: www.sclo.net

SEE ALSO Statewide Legal Resources listed below which serve Sandoval County residents.

Statewide Legal Resources

Adult Protective Services

Social workers investigate reported cases of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults. Can assist in adult Homecare services and referrals.

Address

625 Silver S.W., Suite 215 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact

Phone: 505-841-4500

American Civil Liberties Union

Assist people in determining if their constitutional rights have been violated.

Address

P.O. Box 80915 
Albuquerque, NM 87198

Contact

Phone: 505-266-5915 or 800-773-5706
Website: www.aclu-nm.org

ARC of New Mexico

Advocates for developmentally disabled persons and their families. Assists parents in getting SSI benefits, Medicaid benefits and guardianship documents.

Address

3655 Carlisle N.E. 
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Contact

Phone: 505-883-4630 or 800-358-6493
Website: www.arcnm.com

Attorney General of New Mexico

Assists in a wide range of consumer law issues as well as in compliance with open meetings act, election issues, etc.

Address

111 Lomas N.W. 
Santa Fe, NM 80000

Contact

Phone: 505-222-9000 or 800-678-1508 (consumer protection only)
Website: www.ago.state.nm.us

Bankruptcy Court

The United States Bankruptcy Court in Albuquerque has Bankruptcy Information Packets available for pro se parties. The packets include instructions and forms and can be picked up in the court clerk's office. The same forms are also available online.

Address

500 Gold S.W. (10th floor) 
Albuqerque, NM 87102

Contact

Phone: 505-348-2500
Website: www.nmcourt.fed.us

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau of New Mexico maintains a statewide program designed to resolve disputes between a consumer and a business if the claim is for $7,500 or less. Volunteer attorneys and mediators hear cases free if the BBB cannot reach a reasonable agreement between the parties at a first hearing.

Address

2625 Pennsylvania N.E., #2050 
Albuquerque, NM 87110-3658

Contact

Phone: 505-346-0110 or 800-873-2224
Website: www.bbbnm.com

Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico

Legal services for certain kinds of immigration cases, referral services, housing and child care help.

Address

2010 Bridge S.W. 
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Contact

Phone: 505-247-0442
Website: www.catholiccharitiesasf.org

Child Support Enforcement

The New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) assists parents in obtaining and enforcing court ordered child support payments. CSED has a website where a person can download an application to begin the process of seeking child support, find the child support guidelines as well as seek answers to any questions they might have about CSED or the process of seeking child support. CSED has 18 offices throughout the state serving all 33 counties of New Mexico. The website can direct you to the correct CSED office in your county.

Address

P.O. Box 25110 
Santa Fe, NM 87504 

Contact

Phone: 800-288-7207
Website: www.state.nm.us/hsd

Children, Youth and Families Department

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department(CYFC) investigates claims of abuse or neglect of children. The Department can also assist in referrals to services for children. CYFD has offices throughout the state to serve all 33 counties in New Mexico.

Address

1120 Pasea De Peralta 
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact

Phone: 505-827-7602 or 800-797-3260
Website: www.cyfd.org

Consumer Credit Counseling Services

Professional counseling and guidance in money management, budgeting and credit use. Assist in developing a repayment program.

Address

(no local address)

Contact

Phone: 888-812-5335
Website: www.moneymanagement.org

Consumer Debt /Bankruptcy Workshops

The consumer debt workshops are held monthly at the state bar in Albuquerque. Workshop participants receive a free consultation with an attorney the evening of the workshop for advice and to have their legal documents reviewed. Free.

Address

5121 Masthead N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact

Phone: 505-797-6066
Website: www.nmbar.org

Consumer Debt Workshops

Workshops are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the New Mexico State Bar building from 6-8 p.m. Workshops begin with a presentation by a volunteer attorney followed by a question and answer period. After the presentation, participants may meet with an attorney for a free consultation. Pre-registration is required to attend the workshop.

Address

5121 Masthead N.E. 
Albuquerque, NM

Contact

Phone: 505-797-6054 or 800-876-6227

Consumer Protection - Attorney General's Office

The Consumer Protection Division of the New Mexico Attorney General's off helps to protect the public from fraudulent and unethical business practices.

Address

P.O. Drawer 1508 
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508

Contact

Phone: 505-827-6060 (or 6009) or 800-678-1508
Website: www.ago.state.nm.us

Dads Against Discrimination

Assists fathers through custody options and court procedures.

Address

12301 Manitoba N.E. 
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Contact

Phone: 505-299-2673

Grandparents Are Indeed Necessary (GAIN)

Assists grandparents in getting visitation rights. Holds regular meetings at the Bear Canyon Senior Center in Albuquerque.

Address

(no address available) 

Contact

Phone: 505-296-3589

Grandparents' Rights Hotline

Counselors discuss grandparent visitation rights and guardianship issues involving grandchildren.

Address

(no local address)

Contact

Phone: 800-432-2080

Guardianship Legal Helpline

The Guardianship Legal Helpline provides legal services to grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship caregivers of children whose parents are unwilling or unable to take care of them. Types of legal services include: information and advice about kinship guardianship, help for people representing themselves and representation by a lawyer. This helpline is provided by Law Access New Mexico and Pegasus Legal Services for Children.

Address

(no address for helpline)

Contact

Phone: 505-217-1660 or 800-980-1165

Guardianship Services, Office of

The Office of Guardianship Services is a division of the state Developmental Disability Planning Counsel. The Office provides attorney services for establishing guardianships/conservatorships for developmentally disabled adults. Such adults must meed income guidelines to be eligible for services.

Address

810 W, San Mateo, Suite C 
Santa Fe, NM 87505 

Contact

Phone: 505-476-7321 or 800-311-2229

Guardianship, New Mexico Association

The New Mexico Guardianship Association can assist persons seeking help to establish guardianships or conservatorships for incapacitated adults or minors. Their website contains a great deal of   information on guardianships and conservatorships including a downloadable handbook that is a practical guide to the law and forms assisting guardians or conservators in performing their duties.

Address

(no local address, see website)

Contact

Phone: (no local telephone, see website)
Website: www.guardianshipnm.org

Human Rights Commission

The New Mexico Human Rights Commission assist people with claims of discrimination or harassment.

Address

1596 Pacheco St., Suite 103 
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Contact

Phone: 505-827-6838 or 800-566-9471

IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service

The Internal Revenue Service maintains a Taxpyer Advocate division to assist in resolving any IRS action that creates an economic hardship on a taxpayer.

Address

5338 Montgomery N.E. 
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact

Phone: 505-837-5705 or 877-777-4778
Website: www.irs.gov/advocate

Landlord/Tenant Handbook and Hotline

This telephone hotline (also called the fair housing center hotline)assists both landlords and tenants with issues and disputes over rental properties. This website link takes you to a the Renter's Guide: a handbook for tenants and landlords. It is an excellent source of understanding the law from both the landlord side as well as the tenant side.

Address

(no address available)

Contact

Phone: 866-226-0068
Website: www.lawhelp.org/Program/3501

Law Access New Mexico

A legal helpline providing legal advice in civil, landlord/tenant and domestic cases for low income people as well as referrals to appropriate services/agencies.

Address

(no address available)

Contact

Phone: 505-998-4529 or 800-340-9771

Law Library, University of New Mexico School of Law

The University of New Mexico Law Library is open to the public. The library maintains many legal forms and the librarians can provide information on legal referral services. The library also has public computers for access to internet legal resources and legal research   databases.

Address

University of New Mexico, North Campus, inside the Law School

Contact

Phone: 505-277-6236

Lawyer Referral - Albuquerque Bar Association

The Bar assists in arranging a 30 minute consultaton with an experienced Albuquerque area attorney in the attorney's office for a $30 fee. The attorney will discuss your legal options and rights and assist in making legal decisions. Appointment are usually scheduled within 2 to 4 days of request.

Address

400 Gold S.W., Suite 620

Contact

Phone: 505-243-2615
Website: www.abqbar.com

Lawyer Referral - New Mexico State Bar

The program offers 30 minute consultations/case assessments with a private attorney for a $27 fee.

Address

(no local address)

Contact

Phone: 505-797-6066 or 800-876-6227
Website: www.nmbar.org

Lawyer Referral for the Elderly

Legal helpline available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Provides legal advice, information and issue assessment free of charge to people 55 years of age and older. If the issue   cannot be resolved over the telephone, referrals to private attorneys may be   made for limited services and may include free, reduced or full attorney's fees based upon income guidelines. The Lawyer Referral for the Elderly program also provides workshops, brochures and some legal forms.

Address

P.O. Box 92860 
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860

Contact

Phone: 505-797-6005 or 800-876-6657
Website: www.nmbar.org

Legal Aid

New Mexico Legal Aid provides free representation to low income people throughout the state in civil and domestic cases.

Address

301 Gold S.W. 
Albuquerque, NM

Contact

Phone: 505-243-7871
Website: www.nmlegalaid.org

Native American Protection and Advocacy Project

Serves developmentally disabled and mentally disabled Native American clients. No charge for assistance. Individuals must   meed federal income guidelines. Does not handl issues of SSI/SSDI appeals,   guardianship/conservatorship or domestice relations.

Address

3535 E. 30th St., Suite 201 
Farmington, NM 87402 

Contact

Phone: 505-566-5880 or 800-862-7271

Parents Reaching Out

Program trains parents to be advocates for their disabled children in school and other settings. Also maintain a large resource library.

Address

1920-B Columbia Dr. S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact

Phone: 505-247-0192 or 800-524-5176
Website: wwww.parentsreachingout.org

Protection and Advocacy

Assists developmentally or mentally disabled clients. Clients must meet income guidelines to qualify for free assistance. The organization does not handle SSI/SSDI appeals, guardianships/conservatorships or domestic relations issues.

Address

1720 Louisiana N.E., #204 
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Contact

Phone: 505-256-3100 
Website: www.nmpanda.org

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