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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Realizing the Promise of Individualized Sentencing In Federal and State Courts

NMCDLA is excited to announce that registration is open for our annual Summer seminar -- this year on sentencing. Registration for this LIVE WEBCAST includes up to 6.5 CLE credit hours (including Ethics), the Annual NMCDLA Membership Meeting, the Driscoll Award Presentation, and an online auction.

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Inadequate Medical Care, Rape and Solitary Confinement

Join us for a CLE on Friday, May 29 to address "How to Obtain Accountability for Civil Rights Violations During a Pandemic."

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NMCDLA makes a NM Supreme Court Recommendation

NMCDLA recommends to the NM Supreme Court that criminal justice participants immediately take steps to identify vulnerable people in the jails who can be released in this time of emergency.

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– Justice Hugo Black, United States Supreme Court

 

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