ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - More than 100 attorneys have gathered at the Albuquerque Convention Center for a day of providing free legal advice to anyone who walks in the door.
The annual Law-La-Palooza runs until 6 p.m. Thursday.
Last year 800 people attended to spend up to 30 minutes with an attorney.
The event is sponsored by the Pro Bono Committee of the Second Judicial District.
Pro bono is a shortened form of the Latin term "pro bono publico," which means for the public good. In the legal community pro bono refers a lawyer taking on voluntary work without a fee.
Santa Fe police are working on a new way to put a stop to busy burglars. Instead of throwing them in jail they want to put them rehab.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
* Snow Storm
* Road Conditions
* N.E. Heights Winter Storm
*Weather in the West
* Sheriff Houston
* Toys for Tots
* Winter Weather Coverage
* Board of Education Meeting
* DWI Laws
* Anthony Stanford Sexual Harassment