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Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Aug 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Rothstein attorneys Adriana Orman and Wouter Zwart and New Mexico Environmental Law Center attorney Mia Montoya Hammersley authored the article “Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools, Critical Race Theory, Discriminatory Policies, and Remedies for Students,” published in the July/August 2022 issue...

Welcome Kendra Moore - Summer Associate

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Jul 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Kendra is a rising 3L at the University of Oklahoma Law School, where she is getting her certificate in Indian law. A native Nebraskan, she received her BA in Education and MA in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney before moving to Flagstaff, Arizona to attend Northern Arizona Univ...

Welcome Yoselin Martin - Summer Associate

Posted by Carolyn "Cammie" M. Nichols | Jun 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Yoselin is a rising third-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Yoselin is originally from Denver, Colorado. She visited New Mexico once, and that is all it took to know this was to be her home and where she would attend law school. At UNMSOL, she serves as the Vice Presiden...

CAN CRIMINAL RECORDS FOR A DWI BE EXPUNGED?

Posted by Unknown | Dec 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

DWIs and Expungement A frequently asked expungement question is “Can I expunge my DWI conviction?” The answer, as it so often is in the law, is: “It depends.” The New Mexico Criminal Records Expungement Act is divided up into different sections, including Convictions and Non-Convictions. All “no...

GOVERNOR DENIES FACTS ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Partner Mark Donatelli chides Governor Lujan Grisham for ignoring the results of a recent study showing that bail reform in New Mexico (implemented in 2017) has successfully reduced pretrial detention rates while maintaining public safety.  Notwithstanding the results of the study, Governor Lujan...

TEMPE, AZ | SUMMER LAW CLERK ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted by April Olson | Mar 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Tempe, Arizona office of Rothstein Donatelli LLP is seeking a summer law clerk for its Indian law practice. Rothstein Donatelli has offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as in Tempe, Arizona where we specialize in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, ...

MEGAN DORSEY HELPS CONVINCE THE NM SUPREME COURT TO REJECT A REPUBLICAN ATTEMPT TO FORCE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPEAKER BRIAN EGOLF TO CHANGE THE RULES GOVERNING LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE

Posted by Marc M. Lowry | Feb 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Given the nature of the COVID pandemic, this year's Legislature adopted unique rules for virtual proceedings to halt the continuing spread of the virus.  Displeased with the rules, members of the Republican leadership sued Speaker Egolf and the Legislative Council asserting that the rules were un...

JUDGE: SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS CAN PROCEED AGAINST CHURCH

Posted by Unknown | Feb 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli continues to push to hold institutions that harbor child predators accountable. In October of 2020, a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Mexico ruled that the committee representing almost 400 child sexual abuse survivors could pursue lawsuits challenging the legality ...

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