Cy Pres Awards

Cy pres awards occur in class action lawsuits when the money that is awarded to class members is unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the intended beneficiaries. New Mexico’s rules of procedure allow the court to distribute these residual funds to appropriate charitable organizations that serve the community on issues related to those in the case.

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty’s work to improve living conditions, increase opportunities, and protect the rights of people living in low-income communities makes us an ideal candidate for class action cy pres awards.

If you are involved in a class action case and all of the funds cannot be distributed, please consider designating NMCLP as a recipient. For more information, contact Stacey Leaman, Development Director, at or 505-295-5201.

NMCLP is grateful to Treinen Law Office for providing cy pres awards to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty from class action cases. Thank you for your work and support!