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Everyone should be able to get the civil legal help they need, not just those who can afford it. Join us in keeping the door open for all New Mexicans and giving back to our community 365 days of the year!
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If you keep your eyes and heart open, you'll find that there are lots of opportunities for all of us to help serve and uplift our community.
- Paul Abrams
Thanks to our community's generosity and unwavering belief in the importance of civil legal services, $274,566 was raised during Equal Access to Justice's 2021-22 Annual Campaign. EAJ's newly released annual report celebrates the many individuals and law firms that made this possible, and highlights the impact of these gifts.
We invite you to view the report by following this link. Thank you for investing in our community and positively impacting the lives of countless families.
To read the full press release click here!
Watch this video on the incredible people involved with DNA-People's Legal Services and the impactful work they are doing. Hear from current and past staff and attorneys!
Thanks to the many individuals and law firms that have already made their annual gift to EAJ! Help us reach our $250,000 goal by making your gift before March 31st! Easily donate online, call us at (505) 339-8096, or explore other ways to give. Your gifts are an investment in our community, and a perfect way to fulfill your pro-bono obligations by supporting civil legal services!
This year is especially important for Equal Access to Justice and our partner legal aid organizations. As the pandemic continues to adversely impact New Mexican families, our neighbors and community members have been reaching out to civil legal service providers at historically high levels. Now, more than ever, our community needs our increased support to help resolve difficult legal issues.
Unfair housing practices, denial of health and employment benefits, predatory lending, and other situations unfairly disadvantage many New Mexicans. However, when people have access to basic legal resources, representation, and equal opportunities it can change the trajectory of their lives.
The organizations EAJ funds, through unrestricted, noncompetitive grants - New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, DNA-People's Legal Services, and New Mexico Legal Aid - are providing these essential legal services and advocacy right now.
EAJ's annual campaign committee invites you to make an investment in our community, through your meaningful contribution to Equal Access to Justice. Donations may be made online by following this link. To learn more about the various ways to support EAJ, please click here.
Equal Access to Justice is proud to support New Mexico Legal Aid, the largest provider of civil legal services in the state, serving all 33 counties. For over 60 years, NMLA has dedicated their services to erasing barriers to justice for low-income New Mexicans by providing free, civil legal assistance and education. In a state where almost half a million residents live under the poverty line, NMLA provides essential services to vulnerable New Mexicans who are faced with legal emergencies. Through direct legal representation and assistance, NMLA helps 15-20,000 people annually, and educates tens of thousands more about their legal rights and how to protect themselves and their families. Follow this link to read about their recent support of agricultural workers' rights, and their efforts to support tenants during the pandemic.
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is being honored this year with the Outstanding Legal Organization Award by the State Bar of New Mexico!
Equal Access to Justice is proud to support New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, a critical anchor institution for systemic change in our state. Founded 25 years ago, NMCLP advances economic and social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation. NMCLP works in movement with communities to take bold action. Their work serves hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans statewide, particularly those living in low-income communities, immigrants, Native Americans, and homeless and near homeless clients. Follow this link, to learn how gifts to NMCLP help improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of all New Mexicans!
DNA-People's Legal Services is one of the incredible civil legal aid organizations supported by EAJ. Annually, DNA provides legal assistance to 2,000 people, directly benefits 6,000 people, and reaches more than 100,000 people via its community legal education. Of the people DNA is able to assist, the majority fall below 125% of the federal poverty level. To read more about recent solutions and programs, click on this link.