AG Balderas Secures More Than $60,000 Disbursement for New Mexico Legal Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2018

Contact: David Carl (505) 288-2465

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the successful
disbursement of more than $60,000 to New Mexico Legal Aid. The funding is the result of
unclaimed funds payed by a defendant in a recently concluded case, and will be redistributed by
court order to help New Mexico Legal Aid support the legal needs of New Mexicans.
“Protecting the rights of vulnerable New Mexicans has always been a top priority for my office,
and I am pleased the funding that we recovered will be used for that purpose,” said Attorney
General Hector Balderas. “New Mexico Legal Aid offers a vital service; providing legal
guidance and representation to New Mexicans without the means to pay for it themselves.”
In total, $62,877.49 will be disbursed to New Mexico Legal Aid.