COIR Program


Your contribution supports a fair legal system and laws that protect the rights of injured citizens. Contribution levels include:

Century Club - $200/mo.
COIR Club - $125/mo.
Roll of Honor - $75/mo.


Members Benefits 
The benefits of membership are immeasurable. You will receive the quarterly NM Trial Lawyer Journal, New Mexico's only journal dedicated to trial lawyer issues. You also receive discounts to the NMTLA's excellent continuing legal education programs and discounted prices to NMTLA specialty publications like the NM Evidence Handbook and the NM Litigation Series. The intangible benefits of membership include representation in Santa Fe that works relentlessly to preserve your clients' rights to a trial by jury; amicus brief writers briefing the issues of greatest importance to our clients; access to the NMTLA listserve - providing at your fingertips the power of hundreds of legal minds to help you with your legal issues; access to the on-line resources such as pleadings and depositions, also available to you with a push of the button at the NMTLA website; and comradery with other professionals who genuinely care about their clients. By joining the New Mexico Trial Lawyers you not only receive benefits of value far exceeding your membership dues, but you support an organization that supports you.

Other Benefits Include:


The NMTLA listserve has rapidly become one of the most popular benefits among members. It is an ongoing email conversation among NMTLA members in which we share information, insights and experience. Whether you are looking for a process server in a remote region of New Mexico, an expert witness, litigation advice or a novel legal theory you are likely to find it on the listserv. The listserve is dedicated to trial lawyers helping each other give our clients the best representation we can. [More Info Here]

NMTLA publications will save you countless hours of pleading preparation and research. Our quarterly journal is the only legal publication in New Mexico which gives a comprehensive overview of New Mexico and federal court decisions, both at trial and appellate levels. The Journal reviews key verdicts and settlements and brings you expert analysis of current issues. Our litigation manual has forms for current issues. Our library of seminar materials allows you to get research on a particular issue when you need it. Briefs and depositions are now available on the website in the Members Only area. [More info here]

Your membership gets you access to members only areas of the NMTLA website where you can search through NMTLA's brief banks, and depo banks, as well as access other useful features including:

  • on-line membership directory
  • NMTLA list server archive
  • on-line registration for upcoming programs and events and more!

Continuing Legal Education
NMTLA seminars are consistently rated the best in New Mexico. We bring you top experts in New Mexico law to lecture on topics directed to the practical needs of trial attorneys. Our members receive substantial discounts on all our CLE programs. Records of members’ NMTLA CLE hours are kept on computer for easy reference. [More info here]

Network of Professional Colleagues
Your NMTLA membership will put you in contact with top New Mexico trial lawyers, as well as general practitioners and specialists from the major cities and small towns. Communication with other trial lawyers will prove invaluable in making strategic and tactical decisions, and help avoid having to learn everything from scratch.


Representation in Santa Fe
NMTLA has a full-time lobbyist and a team of volunteers in Santa Fe for all legislative sessions.
Every year attempts are made to restrict rights of our clients to obtain redress for wrongs. NMTLA lobbying is widely acknowledged as being the prime reason why efforts to restrict access to courts and juries and “reform” the tort system have failed.  [More info here]

A Friend of the Court
NMTLA’s amicus curiae briefs are given great respect by our appellate courts. Our amicus committee will submit briefs on important legal issues at no cost for NMTLA members.  Members can access theses briefs online. [More info here]

Public Education
NMTLA is committed to improving the tarnished image of attorneys through public education programs - People’s Law Schools, public mock trials, Speaker’s Bureaus for school and civic groups, editorial columns and press releases. We can provide such programs at your request.
Mentor Program
NMTLA has a mentor program that member attorneys may participate in. The list of mentors is available in the members only section.

Attorney Locate listing
All NMTLA members are eligible for a free listing on [More info here] 


Anatomical Models and Illustrations
NMTLA and some of the other members have models available for loan, as available, to other general members. A list of models and lenders is available in the members only section.

Membership Application Form





NMTLA works relentlessly to preserve your clients' rights to a trial by jury and provide the resources you need to be successful in your practice. Those resources include a list server to share information, insights and experiences with colleagues, publications to keep you up-to-date on important decisions at the trial and appellate level, top-notch CLE programs that are consistently rated the best in New Mexico, legal research databases such as depos, forms, brief banks, and much more. We encourage you to explore the members only areas of the NMTLA Website to see what's available or click the button to join and support an organization that helps support you.