Sutin-Sponsored Mock Trial Teams Garner Another Trip to State Championship


Robert J. Johnston, a lawyer with Sutin, Thayer & Browne, and his wife, Jazmine Johnston, a lawyer with the Atler Firm, coached both Albuquerque High School teams to top-eight finishes in this year’s Gene Franchini High School Mock Trial Competition, with the AHS Green Team taking second place overall. The wins send both the AHS Green and…

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Legislative Update: 2021 Mid-Session Update


The 60-day session began January 19 and will end March 20 at noon. COVID-19 changed many aspects of this session, not the least of which was the governor’s naming pandemic relief as one of her top priorities. Her $7.3 billion budget calls for $475 million in additional pandemic relief for New Mexico. Most legislative committee meetings are…

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Astorga-Corral Named Ex-Officio Member of NM Supreme Court Commission


Noe Astorga-Corral has been selected by the New Mexico Supreme Court to participate in the state’s high court’s Commission on Equity and Justice as an ex-officio member. He currently serves as the head of Sutin’s Committee on Equality. “This is an excellent opportunity for Noe and for Sutin to continue to make a real difference…

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Astorga-Corral Heads Committee on Equality


Noe Astorga-Corral has been tapped to head the Firm’s Committee on Equality. This committee is commissioned to develop ways to use Sutin’s resources in creating and supporting programs that tangibly empower marginalized communities in New Mexico. Astorga-Corral joined the Firm in 2019, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation…

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Alison Goodwin Named to State Bar Board


Alison K. Goodwin has been appointed as the Young Lawyer Division Liaison to the State Bar of New Mexico’s Health Law Section. Her term runs through December 31, 2021. A member of Sutin’s litigation department, Goodwin has a practice which focuses in health law, commercial litigation, and appellate work. Prior to joining Sutin, she served…

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EEOC Guidance to Employers Regarding Vaccination Policies


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a lengthy technical assistance document on COVID-19 and actions which employers can take without violating federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”), and Title VII of the Civil…

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