NMCDLA provides support, education and training for attorneys who represent persons accused of crime and advocates fair and effective criminal justice in the courts, the legislature and in the community.

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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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Pozner on Cross

Larry Pozner - America’s recognized authority on advanced cross examination techniques - is presenting a CLE on October 2. Larry’s innovative and entertaining program explains how in cross examinations we can use principles of neuroscience and behavioral psychology to win cases. Techniques are explained in a step-by step fashion with examples.

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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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