About Us

Equal Access to Justice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that started in 1988 by concerned attorneys who saw firsthand how many New Mexicans with civil legal problems could not get legal help.

When you donate to Equal Access to Justice, you are donating to four civil legal services providers in New Mexico.

How You Can Help

When a New Mexican living in poverty has nowhere else to turn, Equal Access to Justice and your donations make legal help possible. If you would like to volunteer, make a donation, or learn more about the four services providers, please click below:

New Mexico Legal Aid

Law Access New Mexico

The New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty

DNA People’s Legal Services

Thank You To Our Supporters

Equal Access to Justice would like to recognize the following individuals and businesses that donate $1,000 or more each year.

Bernard Metzgar
Bidtah Becker
Bradford Goodwin
Bruce Cottrell
Butt, Thornton and Baehr
Campbell & Wells
Carter & Valle Law Firm
Combined Federal Campaign
Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Freedman, Boyd, Hollander,
    Goldberg, Urias & Ward, P.A.
Gary Brownell
German & Associates, LLC
Honorable Edward Chavez
Johnson Barnhouse & Keegan
Jon Boller
Kelly Sanchez
Law Office of John J. Kelly PA
Lisa Curtis
Matthew Slater
McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya
    & Love, P.A.
Michael Keleher
Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk
Montgomery & Andrews
Paul Abrams
Roberta Ramo
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Mielke    
    & Brownell
State Bar of New Mexico
Stuart Bluestone
Terry Word
The Foster Foundation
Thomas Catron
Youtz & Valdez PC

Success Stories

DNA-People’s Legal Services

Helping New Mexicans With Issues Preventing Employment DNA represented a poverty stricken unemployed man who was seeking employment. The man sought several positions, but was routinely denied because a background check revealed a minor criminal charge in the 1970’s out of Arkansas. DNA learned that his charge had been ordered expunged by an Arkansas court; however, the Arkansas Crime Information Center sent the order to the F.B.I. with insufficient information. Therefore the ordered expunged criminal charge remained on his...