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Guardians ad Litem & Youth Attorneys

...for children in foster care

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Advocacy Inc. provides Guardians ad Litem and Youth Attorneys to represent children

in foster care under a contract with the New Mexico Office of Family Representation and Advocacy. 

These children are victims of abuse and neglect because of the inability of their parents to provide them

with a safe home environment.

The Guardian ad Litem or Youth Attorney represents the child until returned home or they are

adopted.  It is well-documented that abused children are at a high risk for becoming adult abusers. 

Our goal is to support interventions that could change the course of that child’s life.

We recruit New Mexico attorneys who are interested in helping children by providing legal services

as set forth by statute.  Each attorney completes training;, is assigned a mentor, and participates in

regular training and meetings.  Caseloads vary.















  • Two years practicing law

  • Experience working with children or advocating for children’s rights

  • Desire to improve the lives of abused and neglected children.

Interested in becoming a Guardian ad Litem or Youth Attorney?  


Code of Federal Regulations

Rules of Appellate Procedure

New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library

New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC)

New Mexico Chapter 32-Children’s code [Repealed].

New Mexico Chapter 32A-Children’s Code.

    SectionA-1-7 Guardian ad litem; powers and duties.

    SectionA-1-7.1 Child’s attorney; powers and duties.
New Mexico Government



Guardian ad Litem

Youth Attorney


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