Leisa M. Richards

Leisa M. Richards

Leisa Richards Law Office, P.C.
  • Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • New Mexico, South Dakota
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Summary

When Domestic Violence Resource Center lost funding for its legal department, I was determined to build a private practice that would continue to serve victims of domestic violence and cater to clients of modest means - and that's what I've done. I am a family law attorney, with areas of speciality in domestic violence and Indian law and jurisdiction.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Area
  • Indian Law/Federal Jurisdiction
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MC, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Tailored for clients of modest means. No retainer.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
North Dakota
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South Dakota
8th Circuit
Languages
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Leisa Richards Law Office, P.C.
- Current
My new firm deals with all family-related legal issues, including divorce, child custody, child support, Orders of Protection, adoption, etc. My goal is to keep down the client's legal costs by allowing him/her to choose only the necessary level(s) of service.
Legal Director
Domestic Violence Resource Center (formerly Resources, Inc.)
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DVRC lost funding for its legal department for FY2012, so DVRC does not have any attorneys on staff at this time, although I hope it will rebuild!
Managing Attorney
Dakota Plains Legal Services
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The legal services agency on the Standing Rock Reservation.
Education
University of South Dakota
J.D. | law
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Harvard University
Master of Divinity | theology
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Carleton College
B.A. (1985) | English
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Awards
Attorney Hero of the Year
Haven House
Haven House is the domestic violence shelter and assistance agency in Sandoval County. I was honored by them for my work with their victims of domestic violence.
Professional Associations
New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group
Member
- Current
Activities: I have been trained in collaborative divorce, and look forward to practicing it. I see it as the future of divorce - a better future for divorces!
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
New Mexico State Bar
Member
- Current
United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Member
- Current
South Dakota State Bar Association
Member
- Current
North Dakota State Bar
Member
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Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Court Bar
Member
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Standing Rock Tribal Court Bar
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Leisa Richards Law Office, P.C.
924 Park SW
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87102
USA
Telephone: (505) 242-2835
Fax: (505) 242-4840