Law 466

66% don't get help!

Roughly 66% of low and middle income Americans with legal issues never access or use our legal system! Not only that, but in households that have one legal need, there is a 50/50 chance that they have more than one! People need low cost legal information and guidance.

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The poor have free legal help.

Some 1 in 4 New Mexicans are living in poverty and often qualify for free legal assistance. Many more who don't qualify for the free help have the same legal issues but still cannot afford to pay common legal fees. Most people try to handle things themselves or end up doing nothing at all.

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Ignorance of the law?

They say that "ignorance of the law is no excuse" but how are you supposed to know the law? You need information to do it yourself, or even to know when it makes sense to hire an attorney. You may even need some basic information just to put your mind at ease about doing nothing at all!

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$66 gets you legal help!

Get the peace of mind that goes with an attorney review. We'll help you fill out the form, review the contract, explain it in plain English, and give you some things to consider in your situation. If you need legal representation, we'll tell you why so you can make informed choices on how to proceed.

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Consult with us on your legal issues

Key Points

Get help!

Chances are good that if you are reading this, your life has intersected the civil law in some way and you have questions about what to do now. Ask us, that's why we're here!

We provide information & guidance ...

Not representation. We help you make informed choices in dealing with your legal issues. If you can benefit from legal representation, we will tell you that and tell you why.

It's an affordable flat fee not an hourly charge ...

The services we provide are limited in scope to move you forward and save you money. If we can help you, we'll agree on the services to be performed and the fee you will pay up front, usually just $66.

Quotes that Inspire Us

"The study of law qualifies a man to be useful to himself, to his neighbors, and to the public."

Thomas Jefferson (To T.M. Randolph, written in New York, 1790) (The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia, edited by John P. Foley, Funk Á Wagnalls Company, New York and London, 1900, pg. 488).

"To say that justice is afforded only to those who can afford it is not to speak of justice at all."

Marshall Neel, Attorney and Counselor at Law

"If you have a legal problem, guess how you determine whether or not you need a lawyer. You see a lawyer. Isn’t that weird?"

George Carlin, Comedian

What is Law 466?

Roughly 66% of low and middle income Americans with legal issues never access or use our legal system! Not only that, but in households that have one legal need, there is a 50/50 chance that they have more than one! (ABA study).

It is likely that you have had a legal issue you needed help with, you have one now, or you will have one in the future! Law 466 (or "law for the 66%") was started for the simple purpose of providing people with the information and guidance they need to deal with their day-to-day legal issues. In many cases, people only need information about the law, their rights, or the legal system so they can evaluate their options and make an informed choice about how to proceed. Sometimes, people just want some guidance in using a legal form, help filling a form out, or an independent review of a legal document prepared by someone else. You may not need to hire an attorney to represent you, but often, the only way to know that is by informing yourself on the law so you can determine how best to handle your particular situation.

We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions when you face an issue that involves the law in some way. This is known as "limited legal representation" or providing "unbundled legal services;" using, and paying for, only those legal services you need. Most people try to handle things themselves or end up doing nothing at all. We believe you should have access to the information you need to be successful in doing it yourself, or to know when it makes sense to hire an attorney. You may even need some information just to put your mind at ease about doing nothing at all!

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Marshall Neel

Attorney | Entrepreneur | Janitor | Aspergian | Biker | Former Banker | Native New Mexican | Technical Writer

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