Give a gift of hope. Give by Nov 30th & your gift will have 2x the impact and unlock a $25,000 Matching Challenge!
Families are doing their utmost to put food on the table, keep a roof over their heads, and provide for their loved ones. But they encounter barriers at every turn.
Our legal aid partners - New Mexico Legal Aid, the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, and DNA People's Legal Services - are working with families to resolve these barriers and ensure equal access to justice.
Join us in uplifting New Mexicans and ensuring that everyone gets a "fair shake." Donate by Nov 30th to double your impact & unlock the match!
Donate by Nov. 30th to unlock a $25,000 matching challenge!
Our friends at Singleton Schreiber, along with New Mexico managing partner, Brian Colón, have generously made a $25,000 Matching Challenge. This is a game-changer, doubling our dollars to help meet the skyrocketing need for legal aid in NM.
But we need YOU to help unlock these critical funds. The deadline to leverage the match is November 30th. Your gift matters and will have twice the impact! Please make a donation today.
Donations may also be made by mailing a check - payable to Equal Access to Justice - to P.O. Box 25941, Albuquerque, NM 87125.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 339-8096.
Equal Access to Justice invites the community to a special event honoring retired New Mexico Supreme Court Justice, Edward Chavez, and his contributions to civil legal aid. The celebration will be held on September 20th, from 8:30 -10:30am, at the State Bar of New Mexico in Albuquerque. For more information and to reserve your seat, follow this link or visit www.eaj-nm.org/events.
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Thank you, Chief Justice Bacon, Felipe Guevara (New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty), Rudy Sanchez (DNA People's Legal Services), Edna Sprague (New Mexico Legal Aid), Becky O'Gawa (Volunteer Attorney Program), and Serge Martinez (UNM School of Law) for a great discussion during Equal Access to Justice and APIL's public interest panel. Honored to have Dean Camille Carey, State Bar President Ben Sherman, and Professor Emerita Gloria Valencia-Weber in the audience!
The livestream can be viewed on Equal Access to Justice's facebook page.
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty worked with mothers who came forward to share their stories of the significant barriers that stopped them from getting help through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/New Mexico Works (TANF). TANF provides a small amount of cash assistance and work supports to very low-income families with children. It is one of the only public programs that offers parents and children essential financial support during times of hardship. But very few families actually get assistance. TANF only reaches 40% of eligible families because of outdated and punitive requirements that make it difficult to enroll and stay enrolled. In addition to helping produce this powerful video series, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty identified practical reforms to improve this program and continues to advocate with New Mexico moms for access to and expansion of this essential program.
We are saddened by the loss of Timothy Sheehan, on January 6, 2023. He cared deeply about his community and was instrumental in establishing Equal Access to Justice in the late '80's to support legal services programs in New Mexico. He served in various roles on EAJ's board of directors and continued to advocate for increased funding for legal services in our state.
A reception will be held at the Sheehan Winery Tasting Room in Old Town on Sunday, January 15th from 1-4pm.