Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is an attorney based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, he works as a solo practitioner specializing in habeas corpus law. Outside of work, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is an attorney based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, he works as a solo practitioner specializing in habeas corpus law. Outside of work, Geoffrey Scovil supports the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NMWA), which has offices in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe.
NMWA strives to protect the state’s wilderness areas, also sometimes referred to as wildlands. As a nonprofit organization, the Wilderness Alliance relies heavily on donor support to protect the state’s natural beauty. The organization offers multiple ways for supporters to donate, including buying programs that allow a portion of each purchase to go toward NMWA’s efforts.
1. Backcountry.com affiliate program - NMWA serves as an official affiliate of Backcountry.com, a website where outdoor enthusiasts can buy clothing and equipment for a wide range of sports and activities including fishing, cycling, hiking, and rock climbing. Shoppers just need to visit NMWA’s website and click a link to Backcountry, where every purchase they make provides NMWA with a commission.
2. GoodShop - GoodShop offers coupons and discount codes to many online retailers. By going to the GoodShop website and typing New Mexico Wilderness Alliance in the search bar, shoppers can ensure up to 30 percent of their purchase will go directly to NMWA.
3. AmazonSmile - Consumers who shop on Amazon can use the AmazonSmile program to support NMWA at no extra cost. Every qualified purchase provides NMWA with 0.5 percent of the final purchase price.
Geoffrey "Geoff" Scovil is an Albuquerque-based attorney working in habeas corpus law. In his spare time, Geoffrey Scovil supports various Albuquerque-area charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Emerge New Mexico, which trains and supports women running for Democratic office.
Addressing the lack of women in local and national office, Emerge New Mexico works to identify, train and encourage women to participate in politics. Offering an intensive six-month course, the organization works toward the goal of electing more Democratic women and aims for growth to higher offices. Emerge New Mexico is a local affiliate of Emerge America, which is active 16 other states.
Participants in the Emerge training program master a wide variety of vital skills, from public speaking and networking to campaign strategy and ethical leadership.
The United States currently ranks 97th worldwide for women in elected office, behind countries like China and Pakistan. Making up only 19 percent of Congress, women are asked to run for office far less often than men with equal qualifications. Emerge helps women gain the confidence to give back to their local communities by serving in elected government positions.
Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney Geoffrey Scovil has maintained a solo law practice for more than 15 years. When he’s not busy protecting the rights of his clients, Geoffrey (Geoff) Scovil helps his Albuquerque community by supporting a wide range of organizations, including the Senior Citizens' Law Office.
The Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO) has been serving individuals who are age 60 and older since 1983. Working in five New Mexico counties, the organization provides numerous free legal services and maintains such special projects as Pride in Aging. The SCLO’s Pride in Aging project works with individuals who are part of the LGBT community and are over 64 years of age. This group of individuals is quickly growing, yet often lacks financial security and access to community and social support as well as health care.
SCLO maintains its Pride in Aging initiative with the support of the McCune Foundation. There are two fundamental focuses of the project: providing LGBT seniors with legal resources and support and raising awareness about the concerns of LGBT elders and the barriers they face when seeking long-term care, healthcare, and other important services. Through its project, SCLO strives to ensure that LGBT elders are treated with respect and that they receive the benefits and legal rights they deserve.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.