Support Our Work

Now more than ever, we need your help!

It takes a lot of resources to protect the constitutional rights of New Mexicans. NMCDLA educates and mobilizes our membership into a force that moves our state forward. Your generous contribution will concretize what we are currently doing and be a catalyst for future work.

Thanks to contributors like you, we have:

  • Advanced new laws on expungement, ban the box and decreased penalties.
  • Refuted biased studies and media narratives on pre-trial detention, grand juries and criminal justice reform.
  • Trained our members on the constitutional rights around solitary confinement and jail conditions.
  • Engaged HUNDREDS of defenders in cutting edge CLE seminars designed for their specific practice areas.
  • Monitored the DOJ’s oversight of the Albuquerque Police Department as part of APD Forward.
  • Offered trial resources through Case Notes, NHTSA manuals, and DRE training materials.

And with your support, we can continue to do:

  • Speak up throughout the year to lawmakers against draconian bills, support alternatives to incarceration and mental health services.
  • Redesign and enlarge NMCDLA’s resource library of motions and briefs.
  • Offer timely webinars on new decisions and changing law to NMCDLA members.
  • Expand our work in rule-making, specifically related to bail reform and pre-trial interviews.
  • Partner with social justice organizations advocating for refugees, families of people in prison and people returning from incarceration.

Ways to Donate:

General Fund Donation

Become an NMCDLA Champion of Justice!
Champions of Justice are donors who donate $1,000 to NMCDLA to give us an extra boost and spearhead our advocacy efforts.
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Your donation will be directed toward the projects and services NMCDLA is currently championing, including:

CLE Scholarships
Membership Financial Assistance
Legislative Advocacy
Solitary Confinement Reform Efforts
Bail Reform Efforts
Annual Trial Skills College

Non-Profit Status: The New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is a 501(c) (6) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult with your qualified tax professional regarding whether your contribution may be a deductible business expense.