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How to Make a Gift or Pledge of Support

Make a Donation

The New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project is doing important work to ensure that justice is done in our state, and that our U.S. and New Mexico Constitutions are fully applied and enforced for all persons.

We earnestly solicit your support for the Fund now. You may:

Donate Online

To make your online donation to support NMIJP, please be sure to indicate in the box at the bottom of the online donation page "Add comments on this gift, or indicate the name of a person you'd like to memorialize or honor.", that you would like your gift to be made to the Barbara Bergman Fund at the Law School.

Donate By Mail

We welcome your questions and feedback. You may email lobato@law.unm.edu to make an annual contribution or call 505-277-1457 for assistance in providing your support.


The Barbara Bergman Fund

Established by friends of Professor Bergman to honor:

  • Her outstanding service to legal education in New Mexico
  • The practice-ready development of law students' skills
  • Her Innocence and Justice Project work in our state

The Fund will be used to ensure that justice is done in New Mexico for persons wrongfully imprisoned by enforcing the provisions of the U.S. and New Mexico Constitutions in habeas corpus actions for cases deemed meritorious after in-depth investigation.

The Fund will do this by providing assistance to prisoners who assert their innocence in the more than 180 cases in which DNA evidence does not exist, either because it has been destroyed, or was not taken initially. Investigation costs alone for these cases will exceed $180,000.