The Institute of Legal Training and Instruction (Instituto Legal) was founded in 2016. It is a nonprofit organization that offers unique training programs and services created to provide solutions to the legal issues facing communities in New Mexico and West Texas.
Instituto Legal is dedicated to reaffirming the rights, responsibilities and powers of the people in the United States. We work to assist immigrants and Indigenous peoples, who are living in the Southwest, to fully exercise and enjoy the rights guaranteed to them under the constitution. We will accomplish this by partnering with several segments of our community including religious, tribal, business, legal, service-providers and other community organizations, and by offering innovative training solutions to achieve our collective goals.
Our navigator network consist of community members who have participated in a 40 hour training program designed to prepare them to assist their families and community with legal issues.