“NM Supreme Court decides licensing board improperly revoked counselor’s license”

Milan Simonich has this report in the Carlsbad Current-Argus about this week’s non-precedential decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court in Avalos v. New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

The Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Charles Daniels, held that the Counseling and Therapy Practice Board denied Homer Avalos his constitutional right to due process.  A teenaged client accused Mr. Avalos of committing a sexual assault, and a hearing officer found the allegations not supported by the evidence, but the Board nevertheless revoked Mr. Avalos’ license at a meeting where neither Mr. Avalos or his lawyer were present.

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