- Bernalillo County DA plans to try less cases, focus on ‘worst of the worst’
- Lawyer Responds To Veto Of Solitary Confinement Limits
- Martinez vetoes solitary reform, 'ban the box' bills
- Governor Martinez vetoes solitary confinement bill
- Solitary confinement suits cost New Mexico counties millions
- Attorneys don't want ICE agents waiting outside of courthouses
- Groups troubled by Downtown ICE arrests
- Bill would change handling of some nonviolent offenses
- Public defenders underfunded, association president says
- Continuing Legal Education
- Legislative Action
New Mexico Links
New MexicoCourtWebsite: http://www.nmcourts.com/
New Mexico Court Case Lookup: https://caselookup.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/
New Mexico Law Office of the Public Defender: http://www.lopdnm.us/
New Mexico Compilation Commission: The Commission is statutorily responsible for compiling the state's session laws into the official New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978, including court rules governing practice and procedure in the state courts. It is the official legal publisher of the New Mexico appellate courts.
New Mexico Supreme Court: The State's highest court and final court of review (court of last resort). In addition to reviewing decisions of lower courts, the Supreme Court, as the head of the Judicial Branch of Government, has general administrative and supervisory authority over all State courts and attorney regulation. The Court has authority to discipline attorneys and judges for professional misconduct and unethical behavior.
New MexicoFederalCourtWebsite: http://www.nmcourt.fed.us/web/index.htm
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals: https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/
United States Supreme Court: Search Supreme Court Files and Supreme Court Docket Files.
Other Helpful Links
American Bar Association: The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
ABA Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction: Launched by the American Bar Association and the U.S. Department of Justice, this site allows users to search federal and state laws that hinder people with criminal records from being able to do basic things — like finding work and obtaining housing — to be able to reenter society successfully.
American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Website includes information on advocacy centers, local affiliates, current cases, and legislative updates.
American Indian Development Associates (AIDA): A comprehensive resource for tribal, state, & federal agencies, service providers, and community members seeking information related to tribal justice, victimization, health/wellness, and community development issues in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Collateral Consequences Resource Center: The Collateral Consequences Resource Center is a non-profit organization established in 2014 to promote public discussion of the collateral consequences of conviction, the legal restrictions and social stigma that burden people with a criminal record long after their court-imposed sentence has been served. We provide news and commentary about this dynamic area of the law, practice and advocacy resources, and information about how to obtain relief from collateral consequences in different jurisdictions.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Provides extensive information for criminal defense lawyers as well as other internet links to such resources as public defender offices, federal agencies, Supreme Court decisions, forensic resources, investigation online, state and local agencies, courts and government offices and legislative resources.
National Legal Aid: National Legal Aid and Defender Association and their defense links.
News: The Los Angeles Times
News: The New York Times
News: The Washington Post
Restoration of Rights Project: NACDL offers a collection of individual downloadable documents that profile the law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction relating to relief from the collateral consequences of conviction.
SHARE New Mexico: is a state-of-the-art resource that's free to join. SHARE New Mexico allows you to find and post adds for goods, services, and volunteer opportunities, create maps of your neighborhood or service territory and view socio-economic factors affecting your area of interest, and find out what organizations are in those communities which are working to make a difference in those socio-economic issues. SHARE New Mexico also provides a directory compiled from numerous resources across the state of service providers and organizations working to improve the quality of life of New Mexicans in areas of research and advocacy, a library with useful documents and links with information about important issues, and a directory of grants and grantmakers with information about who is funding what across New Mexico.