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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 ...

UPDATE ON NEW MEXICO'S CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT LAW

Posted by Unknown | Nov 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Almost a year has gone by since New Mexico’s Criminal Record Expungement Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. Since then, the courts have had to deal with a number of challenges on top of the influx the new expungement cases. Today we are providing an update as to how the expungement cases are going and answering questions that may be on your mind:

NATIVE VOTE

Posted by Glennas'ba Augborne Arents | Nov 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Associate Glennas'ba Augborne Arents participated in election protection services with the Arizona Native Vote Election Protection Project (AZNVEP) on Election Day this year. Glennas'ba has been a long-time volunteer of Native Vote Election Protection and has led the Indian Legal Clinic's Electio...

BLACK INDIGENEITY IN CONVERSATION

Posted by April Olson | Nov 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Associate Glennas’ba Augborne Arents joins a panel discussion at UC Berkley School of Law on race, multi-racial identities, tribal law and the intersection of Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty.   To listen in, click here.

RULING PAVES WAY FOR MORE SUITS AGAINST CATHOLIC PARISHES

Posted by Unknown | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

This ruling allows survivors to challenge the legality of the sequestering of assets from the estate of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The Archdiocese incorporated parishes and created trusts in order to protect assets from claims made by the survivors of sexual abuse. Now the survivors have the ab...

ASU INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT WEBINAR

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Oct 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Partner April Olson will present at an upcoming Webinar and CLE titled “ICWA in Action: Protecting Children and Families” on October 21, 2021.  Ms. Olson will discuss procedural rules adopted by many states that govern admission of attorneys to practice pro hac vice in state courts in cases where...

'A SAD THING': DIOCESE OF LAS CRUCES RESPONDS TO LAWSUIT

Posted by Unknown | Aug 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli stands with survivors of priest sexual abuse in their fight to clean up the Catholic Church and to hold the institutions responsible for sheltering pedophiles and providing them access to the children of New Mexico accountable to the fullest extent. After decades of suffering ...

FORCE FROM WITHOUT

Posted by Carolyn "Cammie" M. Nichols | Jul 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Investigative journalist Jeff Proctor reached out to Cammie Nichols to discuss the use of force by security guards to gain an understanding of whether they have any of the same privileges as law enforcement.  The answer is in the following article: Investigators from two different law enforc...

LAWSUIT ACCUSES FORMER LDS OFFICIAL OF RAPE

Posted by Unknown | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Although everyone knows the Catholic Church became a refuge for child molesters at times, unfortunately, institutional protection of child molesters extends far beyond just the Catholic Church to other local, national and global religious organizations and other institutions parents entrusted wit...

Man accused in shooting over parking released from jail

Posted by Unknown | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

The most crucial moments in defending any criminal case often occur in the initial days of proceedings. The choices made and actions taken by the defense in those times can shape the trajectory of the entire case and often represent the difference between a favorable outcome and one that negative...

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