New Mexico Legal Aid

Advancing fairness & justice for all
Free legal aid in New Mexico



Native American Program

Free legal services for Tribal Members living on or near the 19 Pueblos or Mescalero Apache Nation

Click here for a brochure with more information.

Click here for a map of the NM Tribal Territory NAP Services Areas

The Native American Program works on the following issues:

  • Family matters
    • Child abuse and neglect
    • Child custody and support
    • Minor guardianship
    • Orders of protection
  • Criminal law
    • Denial of rights under the Indian Civil Rights Act
  • Estate planning
    • Wills
    • Powers of attorney
    • Advance health care directives
    • Probate
  • Public benefits
    • Obtaining and retaining government benefits
  • Consumer law
    • Vehicle repossession
    • Debt collection
    • Unfair practices
    • Warranties
  • Matters that involve tribal court jurisdiction and tribal customs and traditions
    • Tribal housing
    • Tribal Employment

If you need legal services, please call our office: 505-867-3391

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


NAP recognizes that many clients have issues that are important and may impact their lives, however, not all issues can be resolved by legal intervention or advocacy. New Mexico Legal Aid Native American Program evaluates applications to determine whether legal intervention and advocacy will achieve family and economic stability and advance access to justice. Cases are evaluated by attorneys who consider the merits of the case, NAP’s available resources, and the potential for a favorable outcome through NAP’s intervention.

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