The New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association provides support, education and training for attorneys who represent persons accused of crime. NMCDLA also advocates fair and effective criminal justice in the courts, the legislature and in the community.

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Are you looking for a few more end-of-year CLE credits?

NMCDLA is offering a total of 9 CLE Credits - 4.0 Ethics/Professional and 5.0 General - this December.

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LAPD to stop emailing ICE after complaint

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone said Tuesday his department will reevaluate whether the department will include Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on a weekly email list that includes jail reports. ..

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To Be Blunt: DA Torrez Needs To “Knock It Off” With Blame Game And Let Judges Do Their Jobs

As a former judge, I also know how seriously judges take their duty to do the right thing...

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“The assistance of counsel is one of the safeguards of the Sixth Amendment deemed necessary to insure fundamental rights of life and liberty.”
– Justice Hugo Black, United States Supreme Court


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