Law Offices of the Public Defender New Mexico, 1st Judicial District’s Espanola Office
The Law Offices of the Public Defender 1st Judicial District has a satellite office located in Espanola, New Mexico. This office employs lawyers and other support staff in the form of legal assistants, secretaries, social workers and full-time investigators. In addition, they also contract with private lawyers whenever needed, who serve as contract public defenders who serve Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties. The Law Offices of the Public Defender strive to pursue justice and protect our constitutional rights. They stand for equal access to quality legal representation for all, improving their lives, reducing recidivism, and making the community safer. Their mission is to provide exemplary, caring and professional legal services to people charged with crimes in New Mexico. New Mexico Public Defender Attorneys are ethically and constitutionally required to maintain a confidential relationship with clients and zealously defend their clients. This office represents clients in misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases, through appeal and post-conviction proceedings, if necessary. In addition, they have statewide mental health and capital crimes divisions that provide specialized representation. It is the responsibility of New Mexico Public Defender attorneys to assert and protect the constitutional rights of each client. The Law Offices of the Public Defender of New Mexico is not just about representing the interests of indigent criminal defendants and defending constitutional principles; it also improves our communities with the help of social workers. For information about who qualifies for representation, kindly contact the Law Offices of the Public Defender New Mexico, 1st Judicial District satellite office in Espanola.