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:

  • Tribal Court Criminal Defense
  • Tribal Court Jurisdiction
  • Civil Law including:
    • Tribal Employment Rights
    • Public Benefits
    • Unemployment
    • Compensation
    • Wills

Power of Attorney

Consumer Rights including:

  • Debt Collection
  • Unfair Sales Practices
  • Vehicle Repossession

Family Law including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Kinship Guardianship (State and Tribal)

Domestic Violence

Civil Rights issues including:

  • Denial of Rights Under the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968
  • Application of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Tribal Housing Law

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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