The ACLU-NM Legal Panel guides the organization’s legal efforts. The panel is made up of ACLU-NM staff attorneys and prominent civil rights attorneys from the community, who are responsible for providing legal advice, assisting in the selection of cases and promoting a legal strategy that will protect and expand civil liberties in the state.

Current ACLU-NM Legal Panel

Phil Davis, Legal Panelist*

Alexandra Freedman Smith, Legal Panelist*

Maureen Sanders, Legal Panelist

Laura Schauer Ives, Legal Panelist*

George Bach, Legal Panelist*

Ryan Villa, Legal Panelist

Hon. Linda Vanzi (Ret.), Legal Panelist

*Former ACLU-NM legal directors

In Memoriam

Reber F. Boult, Jr. (11/17/36-12/29/20) was a revered civil rights attorney, a fierce advocate for justice, and a loyal friend to the ACLU-NM. For many decades, Reber volunteered as the ACLU-NM’s legal director and was instrumental in shaping the legal program after the affiliate hired its first attorney. Afterward, he served as a dedicated legal panel member. Reber will always be remembered for his passion for protecting people’s rights, dedication to the ACLU, and his friendly smile.