Office Closure Notice

Effective March 12, 2020, we are limiting all in-person contact due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Our doors will be closed to the general public, and all LOPD business should be conducted via telephone and email, to the extent possible.

Please call your local Public Defender Office found under the Offices tab to:

tab to:

-Apply for a Public Defender

- Speak with your attorney

- All other questions

For updated information, please check our website at or on Facebook or Twitter

Where do I go to Apply

The Office of the Public Defender maintains local offices throughout the State of New Mexico. To locate the Office nearest to you, click on District Offices located at the top of the home page.

If you reside in counties where no office exists, you apply at the district or magistrate court in your area.