Equal Access to Justice raises much-needed funds for the following New Mexico civil legal aid organizations:
DNA People’s Legal Services - provides access to justice to those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and education while respecting tribal sovereignty and cultural traditions. Since 1967, DNA has provided free legal aid on the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Hopi Nation, and in remote parts of New Mexico, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah. DNA's services have helped people living in poverty use existing policies and laws to protect their property and assets, stay safe from physical, mental and financial abuse, avoid exploitation, and safeguard their civil rights.
The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty advances economic and social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation. NMCLP partners with communities to take action and pursue system-wide changes to improve living conditions, and protect rights. NMCLP works to increase access to healthcare, food, income, and safe and affordable housing; transform New Mexico’s public education system; increase workers’ access to fair and safe working conditions; and stop abusive lending and debt collection practices.
New Mexico Legal Aid - provides statewide civil legal services and is the voice, defender and advocate for poor people who are seeking justice in all forums, particularly in the communities in which they live. NMLA is committed to helping poor people in their struggle to access food, shelter, security, and to preserve their unique cultural heritages. NMLA provides direct legal representation and assistance to 15-20,000 people annually in legal matters that impact essential needs: shelter, protection from abuse (physical, mental, and economic), food, income protection, and predatory lending practices. Tens of thousands more receive legal information about their rights and instructions how to protect themselves.
A generous thanks to the leadership and staff of Law Access New Mexico (LANM). For many years, LANM provided respectful, efficient, high quality legal advice, brief service and referrals to eligible low-income New Mexicans over the telephone, helping remove barriers to the justice system. The work of LANM transferred to NMLA as of August 2018.