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New Mexico 获得司法 Commission

The New Mexico 获得司法 Commission (ATJ) is an independent statewide body dedicated to expanding and improving civil legal assistance to New Mexicans living in poverty. The Commission goals include expanding resources, increasing public awareness of the need for civil legal assistance, and encouraging more pro bono work by attorneys. 

The Commission meets at least quarterly. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend our meetings. 博天堂官网游戏平台的下一次会议是 2021年1月8日 at 12:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 public 健康 emergency, all meetings are being held remotely with options for video and phone participation. 联系格蕾丝·斯普拉克 aocgcs@nmcourts.政府 for more information and to participate.

任务和目标

The mission of the New Mexico 获得司法 Commission is to provide every New Mexican, 无论收入水平如何, with 获得司法 under our system of civil law. 

Commission goals include expanding resources for civil legal assistance to New Mexicans living in poverty, increasing public awareness of the need for civil legal assistance, and encouraging more pro bono work by attorneys.


Why Was the Commission Created?

The New Mexico Judiciary is committed to the ideals expressed by Justice Lewis Powell, Jr.,这 equal justice under the law are not merely words on the face of the United States Supreme Court Building and justice should be available without regard to economic status.

When the Supreme Court established the Commission in 2004, the Supreme Court recognized that:

  • approximately one quarter of this state’s population lives at or below the federal poverty standard (this unfortunate statistic still stands)
  • these people have a variety of legal needs in areas such as family law, 住房, 消费者事务, 就业, 健康, 社区问题, 遗嘱, and public benefits; 60 percent of these needs in 2004 were unmet
  • NM ranked among the bottom twenty states in spending on legal services per poor person

The resulting inability of people experiencing poverty to meaningfully access to the civil justice system is of concern to the Court, 司法, 法律职业, and the citizenry of the State.

The Court ordered that the NM Commission on 获得司法 (ATJ) be established as an independent, statewide body dedicated to expanding and improving civil legal assistance in the state through pursuing the goals set forth above.