New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.

Advancing Justice and Fairness for All

Albuquerque, NM   |  www.newmexicolegalaid.org

Mission

The mission of New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc. (NMLA) is to be the voice, defender and advocate for poor people who are seeking justice in all forums, particularly in the communities in which they live. NMLA is committed to help poor people in their struggle to access food, shelter, security, and to preserve their unique cultural heritages.

Ruling year info

1950

Executive Director

Lewis G. Creekmore

Main address

505 Marquette NW 7th Fl. PO Box 25486

Albuquerque, NM 87125 USA

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Formerly known as

Legal Aid Society of Albuquerque

EIN

85-0116950

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Land and Water Program

Supporting New Mexico's acequias communities and historic land grants with legal assistance

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Providing civil legal services to victims of violence, sexual assault and stalking through a legal helpline and through direct representation

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Offering civil legal services to veterans in need

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

Serving Native Americans with Indian Law-related issues

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Providing foreclosure defense legal assistance to low-income New Mexico homeowners being foreclosed upon

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Providing advocacy and legal assistance to farmworkers and others who are the victims of wage theft and trafficking

Population(s) Served
Migrant workers

Providing civil legal assistance on a range of legal issues that include housing, family law, economic security and consumer law to rural residents of New Mexico

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Providing legal services to low-income New Mexicans who are being audited or are otherwise in dispute with the Internal Revenue Service

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

This program provides holistic civil legal services to New Mexican LGBTQ victims of violence through a legal helpline and though direct representation

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Low-income individuals in need of civil legal assistance are matched with private attorneys volunteering their time at legal clinics and fairs throughout the state, and also in individual cases

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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Financials

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New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maria Garcia Geer

Maria Garcia Geer

Oma Jones

Stuart Bluestone

Paul Abrams

Samuel Cordova

Fernando Garcia

David Hernandez

Naava Koenigsberg

Carlos Marentes

Juliette White

James Martin

Lazaro Ruiz

Naomi Barnes

Katherine Belzowski

Sharice Pacheco

Julia Guarino

Laura Horton

Janice Peterson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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