Leisa M. Richards

Leisa M. Richards

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

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.

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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Professional Experience
Leisa Richards Law Office, P.C.
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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.
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!
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
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New Mexico State Bar
Member
- Current
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United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Member
- Current
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South Dakota State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
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North Dakota
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South Dakota
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8th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MC, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Tailored for clients of modest means. No retainer.
Practice Areas
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Indian Law/Federal Jurisdiction
Languages
  • German: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Leisa Richards Law Office, P.C.
924 Park SW
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 242-2835
Fax: (505) 242-4840