Court Appointed Attorneys

The Administrative Office of the Courts receives a limited amount of state general fund monies to provide court-appointed legal representation to indigent clients in Children's Code and Mental Health proceedings. Any remaining funds are available to pay non-contract attorneys appointed by the district courts in these cases on a case-by-case basis. This fund does not provide pro bono attorneys for domestic relations, criminal or other matters. If you have questions about the Court Appointed Attorney Fee Fund (CAAFF), please contact Beth Collard at aocbac@nmcourts.gov or 505-827-4969.

Contract Attorneys

Request for Proposals - Children's Court Contract Attorneys in the 1st, 5th and 8th judicial districts.
 

Children's Code Cases

  Model Contracts
 
Model Contracts GAL
Model Contracts GAL YA
Model Contracts GAL YA RA
Model Contracts RA
Model Contracts YA
  On-Line Attorney Log
Attorney Log Application
  Payment of Fees, Costs and Expenses
Payment of Fees, Costs and Expenses
 
Payment Process (Contract Attorneys)
  Performance Standards
Peformance Standards - Children's Code Cases

Non-Contract Attorneys

Payment Guidelines
 
** These are currently being revised and will be posted as soon as they are available.
Payment of Fees, Costs, Expenses
 
Payment of Fees, Costs and Expenses
Payment Process (Non-Contract Attorneys)
Payment Forms
 
Children's Code: GAL
Children's Code: RA
Children's Code: YA
Children's Code: Kinship Guardianship
Children's Code: Mental Health
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities: Commitment
Mental Health: Adult Protective Services Act
Probate Code: Protection of Persons Under a Disability Act
Uniform Parentage Act: Incidental Expenses
Uniform Parentage Act: Paternity
Performance Standards - Children's Code Cases
 
Peformance Standards - Children's Code Cases
Resources - Children's Code Cases
 
Resources - Children's Code Cases
New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
The State of New Mexico
237 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 827-4800 Fax: (505) 827-4824