Submit a Legal Complaint To The ACLU of New Mexico
Only submit if you are a resident of New Mexico
There are many cases and problems of unfairness and injustice, and the ACLU is simply unable to handle all of them. We receive hundreds of requests for assistance each month, but due to our lack of resources, we can only take on a small percentage of complaints that we receive. For more information about our guidelines for case selection and the types of cases that the ACLU generally considers, please visit: https://www.aclu-nm.org/en/resources/get-legal-help
How the ACLU of New Mexico responds to complaints
We will respond to your complaint in writing. At times our case-load is such that we regrettably are unable to respond to complaints for four to six weeks. We are unable to respond to telephone calls regarding the status of complaints. If your case is urgent, please consult with a private attorney.
*An important note about deadlines
All legal claims have time deadlines. The deadlines may be different depending on who violated your rights and depending on what rights were violated. For some kinds of violations, you may need to file a claim with a government agency before you can sue, and these agencies usually have their own time deadlines.
Please understand that unless and until the ACLU agrees to take your case, you are solely responsible for any and all statutes of limitations or other deadlines that might apply to your specific situation.
If you have concerns about a statute of limitations or if you feel your case demands immediate attention, you may wish to seek advice from another attorney. For your convenience, we’ve listed some legal resources that you may find helpful at the following link:
SUBMIT A LEGAL COMPLAINT
Please fill out this form as completely as possible. If we need information in addition to what is on this form, we will contact you.
Please note that receipt of your complaint does not imply any agreement to undertake representation on your behalf. If your matter is urgent, please seek private counsel.