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Court-Appointed Attorneys


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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 court appointed attorneys for domestic relations, criminal or other matters.

If you have questions about the Court Appointed Attorney Program (CAAP), please contact the CAAP office at aoccaaff@nmcourts.gov or 505-827-4354.

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