Tag Archives: Professional Conduct

NM Supreme Court: Motion to disqualify lawyer must be resolved before agency or court hears the merits

When a motion to disqualify a lawyer is filed, a court or administrative agency must decide that motion before allowing the lawyer to participate in any proceedings on the merits. That’s essentially what the New Mexico Supreme Court held yesterday … Continue reading

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Calling judge a “drunken idiot on the bench,” among other things, earns attorney sanction from NM Supreme Court

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court issued a published opinion (In re Ortiz) sanctioning an attorney for repeated instances of unprofessional behavior, sending a message that the Court will not be tolerant of this sort of conduct. Justice Chavez‘s opinion recounts multiple … Continue reading

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