NMCDLA has a strong presence at the Legislature both during session and during the interim. We educate members and advocate on criminal bills and funding for criminal justice resources. We support policies that reform the system to be more effective, equitable, and fiscally responsible while ensuring that defendants receive due process, fair treatment, and adequate representation. Use the links on this page to recommend bills and to become more involved in the legislative process.
Please contact NMCDLA’s Legislative Coordinator, Rikki-Lee Chavez, for any questions, or to learn more about how you can get involved!
New Mexico Legislature Resources
New Mexico Legislature Handbook
KUNM How a Bill Becomes Law in New Mexico
Previous Legislative Drive-In Materials
Talking Points for Talking with Legislators