Pro Bono Volunteer Legal Work
Attorney Daymon Ely is committed to working pro bono (no charge) to help clients and the community of New Mexico. Pro bono legal work is an integral part of his legal practice. Daymon believes that the law can be a force for incredible good both to individuals and in helping form broad, positive public policies.
Board of Directors Service
Daymon spent several years on boards such as the Women’s Community Foundation, which serves victims of domestic violence, and Tricklock Company, a non-profit theatre arts organization. New sentence board link
On legal boards, he was the former President of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and served as both a contributing editor and Chief Editor of its Journal. He was President of the State Bar’s Trial Practice Section and currently serves on the State Bar’s Lawyer Professional Liability Section where, among other things, he helped draft the current jury instructions for legal malpractice cases.
Public Elected Office Positions
Daymon has also served New Mexico in an elected capacity. He served as a Sandoval County Commissioner and was its Chair during that process. He is a member of the State House of Representatives and serves as both the Rules Chair and the Co-Chair of the Interim Ethics Committee. As a legislator, he played a critical role in the passage of the law that created the State Ethics Commission, and in the reform of Conservator/ Guardianship laws and of the Medical Malpractice Act. He has been involved in a great deal of other critical legislation affecting business development, workers’ rights, and environmental improvements.
Albuquerque’s South Valley Free Legal Clinic
For 2 ½ years, Daymon, along with a translator, conducted a free legal clinic in Albuquerque’s South Valley where we assisted over 250 individuals with their legal issues.