Geographic isolation for seniors in rural areas remains a real obstacle to accessing the legal services they need.
We provide community education to groups throughout central New Mexico, to the residents of Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance counties. The geographic area encompassed by these three counties is quite large, stretching from Moriarty and Estancia to Mountainair, through the Manzano Mountains to Belen, Los Lunas, and all the way from Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Jemez, and Pena Blanca to Cuba.
Each month, attorneys visit two or three senior centers in these outlying areas, where a brief legal services presentation is offered, followed by a legal clinic/workshop.
Community members are encouraged to bring their individual legal questions, and they are able to receive full legal consultations at the clinics. Where appropriate, SCLO will open cases and initiate full legal representation.
Rural seniors in these Central New Mexico counties are also encouraged to call or write SCLO to initiate a legal consultation.