Complaints about lawyer

The filing of a complaint with the Disciplinary Board costs nothing to the Complainant. The Disciplinary Board is funded through fees paid annually by lawyers as part of the State Bar dues assessed against attorneys licensed in this state. The Disciplinary Board is not supported by taxes or other public money.

You can file a complaint against a lawyer in one of two manners.

  1. Download the complaint form, below, which is an Adobe Acrobat® document that can be printed from a computer.  Please do not use this form if you are complaining about a person who is not licensed engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. For those complaints, please link to the Complaints About the Unauthorized Practice of Law page; or                                                                                                                                       
  2. Call the Board at (505) 842-5781 and request a complaint form be mailed to you

    Complete the complaint form and mail it along with any supporting documents to:
    2440 Louisiana NE, Suite 280
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 


    asd   asd
    English   Spanish


Please note, the Board's online complaint form is under construction.  Please do not attempt to submit a complaint form online at this time as it is unlikely to be received by the Board.


New Mexico Client Protection Fund

The New Mexico Client Protection Fund reimburses clients for financial losses caused by the dishonest conduct of the client's lawyer.  The Fund is administered by the State Bar of New Mexico and is separate from the disciplinary process.  You may call (505) 842-5793 to request a complaint form.  Complete the form and mail it to the address on the form.  For more information about the Fund, please click on the State Bar link, above.