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Legal Advice Clinics
The Third Judicial District Court recognizes that people representing themselves often need legal advice, something court staff CANNOT offer.
The Third Judicial District Court sponsors telephonic clinics and in-person clinics that give the Dona Ana community access to volunteer attorneys for assistance with their family law or civil law legal questions. The Court asks that the questions pertain to a court case or potential court case filed at the Third Judicial District Court. Appointments are required and scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Each clinic has a maximum sign up of ten (10) people. Time with a volunteer attorney is limited to fifteen (15) minutes. Volunteer attorneys provide one (1)-time, free legal advice, but will not represent the party in court. To schedule an appointment with a volunteer attorney, please call either (575) 528-8399 or (575) 528-8318 or ask a staff member of the Court’s Self-Help Center.
Volunteer Lawyers at the Legal Advice Clinics CAN:
- Talk to you about your case (but only civil and domestic cases).
- Answer legal questions.
- Strategize with you about how to represent yourself.
Volunteer Lawyers at the Legal Advice Clinics CANNOT:
- Talk to you about your criminal case.
- Talk to you if you already have a lawyer.
- Fill out your court forms for you.
- Represent you in your court case.
- Be a source of unlimited, free legal advice.
BEFORE coming to a clinic, you might want to try the Court’s Self-Help Center. We often find that the Center can help you get started and then help identify the best Legal Advice Clinic for you.
Click here for more information about the Court’s Self-help Center.
Legal Advice Clinic Contact Information
201 W. Picacho,
Las Cruces, NM 88005
The Clinics are held on the first floor at the Self-Help Center. The Center is located across the hallway from the Family Law Clerks. As you enter the building, ask the Security Officer to point you in the direction of the Center.
Vary. Check the current calendar or call 575-528-8399