Learn more about legal organizations in the state of New Mexico including the New Mexico State Bar, the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the New Mexico Association for Justice.
First organized in 1886 as a voluntary association, the State Bar of New Mexico was initiated as a mandatory organization to operate as an agency of the New Mexico Supreme Court by state stature in 1925. In 1978 the bar was incorporated as a professional membership organization of New Mexico licensed lawyers.
The New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization provides the public with a list of current board certified specialists who have demonstrated a certain threshold of competency after an evaluation of the attorney's knowledge, involvement, experience in a particular field of the law.
The program was created to raise the level of competence of attorneys in certain practice areas, while helping members of the public find an attorney in New Mexico.
The New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA) is a voluntary professional association with more than 500 members. Member in NMCDLA include criminal defense attorneys in private practice and at the public defenders office, law school students. paralegals and legal assistants and other criminal defense team members. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in New Mexico belong to this organization… Read more »
The New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and Foundation (NMTLA) is a statewide nonprofit organization for civil trial attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and employment law cases. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the organization works to educate the public on civil justice issues while providing continuing legal education (CLE) seminars to lawyers across the state. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in New Mexico belong to this organization.