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Request for Proposal (RFP)
November 10, 2016

The TOWN OF TAOS (Legal Department) is soliciting proposals from qualified attorneys to provide legal defense services to indigent defendants charged with misdemeanor offenses in Taos Municipal Court. Cases are assigned by the Municipal Court Judge when a defendant is indigent and entitled to legal defense services.

The number of cases assigned varies but averages about 30-50 cases per year. The successful Offeror must be willing to accept all cases assigned by Municipal Judge unless a conflict and be able to accept cases beginning on or about December 23, 2016.

The Offeror must be licensed to practice law in New Mexico and be in good standing. The request for proposals can be reviewed at: Within your proposal, please provide a resume, a copy of your Bar Card, names and contact information of two professional references, your qualifications, legal experience and a short statement why you feel you would be the best candidate to fulfill the Town of Taos requirements. The Town to will prefer compensate the legal defense attorney on a flat fee basis. The successful Offeror will be required to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with the Town of Taos. If you have any questions, please contact Amberley Valdez, Paralegal for the Town of Taos at (575) 751-2010.

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