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Cell Phones and Digital Evidence

Register today for NMCDLA's last live CLE of 2020!

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NMCDLA files class action lawsuit on behalf of incarcerated New Mexicans

Today NMCDLA, the ACLU, and several incarcerated individuals sued the State of New Mexico for failing to protect the lives and constitutional rights of people housed in the state’s prison system.

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NMCDLA Letter to Supreme Court on COVID and Trials

NMCDLA has significant concerns as to the ability of the courts to safely conduct jury trials while at the same time protecting the constitutional rights of our clients.

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