Medical Marijuana Law’s Effects on Child Custody


New Mexico’s medical cannabis program underwent major changes during the 2019 legislative session with SB 406 being passed and signed by the Governor.  Overall, the bill expands patient protections for the use of medical marijuana, pursuant to the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act,  NMSA 1978 § 26-2B-1 et seq. Importantly, the…

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NM Healthcare Lawyers Earn Prestigious Appointments


Sutin, Thayer & Browne law firm congratulates its Healthcare Law Group on the following appointments: Stefan Chacón, recently appointed chair of the Litigation and Risk Management Interest Group of the national American Bar Association’s Health Law Section. This is the largest interest group within the ABA Health Law Section, with more…

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Sutin Firm Welcomes Summer Clerks


We are pleased to welcome three 2019 summer clerks to our firm: Nishant Patel, Anna Trillo and Sun Vega. Mr. Patel is a first-year law student at St. Louis University School of Law. He is from Albuquerque and attended University of New Mexico for undergraduate and graduate studies before law school. Ms. Trillo is a first-year law student at University…

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Frank Salazar Earns Fellow Honor in Construction Law


Attorney Frank C. Salazar of Sutin, Thayer & Browne's Albuquerque office has been selected as a Fellow to join the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Salazar has more than 36 years’ experience in New Mexico representing a variety of public and private clients in a range of matters. He has practiced extensively in the area of commercial…

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NM Employment Law Change Regarding Criminal Past


The close of the 2019 legislative session brings a significant change to employment law across the state with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signing Senate Bill 96 into law, expanding job applicant protections. Like government employers, private employers are now prohibited from requesting a job applicant's criminal history information on an employment…

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