| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

University of New Mexico School of Law - Community Lawyering Clinic

  • Location:
    1117 Stanford N.E.
    MSC11-6070, 1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • Phone:
    (505) 277-5265
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Clinical law students at the University of New Mexico School of Law practice law and appear before courts and administrative agencies, in civil and criminal matters, under the active supervision of a law school faculty member.

State served: New Mexico
Detention Facilities Served: Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (NM)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews)
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Taxes
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes