Category Archives: Everything Else

New Mexico Court of Appeals celebrates 50th anniversary

On Friday, April 1, the New Mexico Court of Appeals celebrated 50 years of existence. Some of the Court’s history is recounted in this op-ed by Judge Zamora and Judge Bustamante, which ran in the Santa Fe New Mexican. A … Continue reading

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My most popular posts of 2015

Happy New Year! Here are the top 10 most popular posts on the New Mexico Appellate Law Blog from 2015. Thanks again to all readers of this blog! 1.  NM court rejects man’s claim that neighbor’s use of wi-fi and cell … Continue reading

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Law nerd alert: An examination of New Mexico’s unique case-citation rule

Peter W. Martin, the Jane M. G. Foster Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Cornell Law School, has a blog which is a law nerd’s delight. The blog is called Citing Legally: Occasional observations concerning the citation of legal authorities by … Continue reading

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New Mexico Law Review publishes issue dedicated to “Breaking Bad”

Chief Justice John Roberts has criticized law reviews for their tendency to publish boring, theoretically-focused articles that have little relevance to the practice of law. As if in answer to the good Chief Justice’s criticisms, the New Mexico Law Review … Continue reading

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My top 10 most popular posts in 2014

Here are the top ten most-read posts from the New Mexico Appellate Law Blog in 2014. Thanks again to all the readers of this blog! 1.  New Mexico Supreme Court adopts reciprocity in bar admissions. Reciprocity is set to go into … Continue reading

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Are there any New Mexico judges on Twitter?

Last week Jesse Wegman had this article in the New York Times about Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, and his famous and funny Twitter feed, which you can (and should) follow. I do not know of any New Mexico judges … Continue reading

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New Mexico Supreme Court adopts reciprocity in bar admissions

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court announced its approval of amendments to the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, which will allow attorneys who are already admitted to practice law in other states to be admitted to the New Mexico bar … Continue reading

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E-Discovery Expert Maura Grossman to Speak in Albuquerque

Well-known e-discovery expert Maura R. Grossman, of the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, will be conducting a CLE seminar this Wednesday, March 19, at the State Bar Center here in Albuquerque. The seminar’s title is … Continue reading

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On representing unpopular clients, and taking the Fifth

Yesterday two news items illustrated the unfortunate public misunderstanding of a lawyer’s role in representing clients, and its misunderstanding of the basis for an important constitutional right: 1.  First, the Senate yesterday rejected President Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane … no, it’s Superjudge!

Yesterday’s edition of the Albuquerque Journal contained this story, by Andy Stiny, about First Judicial District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson. On her way to hear the criminal docket in Tierra Amarilla, Judge Raphaelson saw an overturned pickup truck and stopped to help its … Continue reading

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