By Winthrop Quigley
Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Bosson wrote the unanimous opinion that could result in limiting the lateral movement of attorneys between law firms. (journal file)
A recent New Mexico Supreme Court ruling could limit a lawyer’s ability to move from one firm to another, the court acknowledged in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Richard C. Bosson.
The court held that not only can an individual lawyer be prevented from participating in a case if he or she was once an attorney for the opposing side in that case, but the lawyer’s firm can be ordered to withdraw from the case as well.