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Non-Contract Attorneys

The New Mexico Judiciary is committed to providing quality legal representation for indigent parties in certain civil proceedings when the law requires that an attorney be appointed by a court. Since 1993, the legislature has earmarked funds to pay for court-appointed attorneys in the courts. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), through the Court-Appointed Attorney Program (CAAP), oversees the administration of all court-appointed attorneys in these cases.

Non-Contract attorneys must submit application for payment to the CAAFF within 30 days of completion of the event/hearing. Please note that payment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

For additional assistance, please feel free to contact the CAAP staff at 505-827-4354 or