What We Do/Don’t Do

What We Do

  • Investigate abuse and neglect
  • Engage in big, system-wide change through litigation, legislation, and education of stakeholders 
  • Provide tips and tools that New Mexicans with disabilities can use to be their own best advocate
  • Refer individuals to partner organizations that might be able to help
  • Track emerging issues for future systems-wide work 
  • We select individual casework for an important and focused set of issues

What We Don’t Do

  • Assistance becoming the guardian of an individual with a disability
  • Bankruptcy
  • Child custody
  • Consumer law not involving assistive technology
  • Criminal defense
  • Divorce
  • Employment benefits (short- or long-term disability, retirement)
  • Estate planning (preparing a trust or will)
  • Expungement (destroying or sealing records of a criminal conviction)
  • Immigration
  • Medical or professional malpractice
  • Out-of-state issues
  • Personal injury claims
  • Social Security applications and appeals
  • Traffic violations
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Workers compensation