» Ruling puts curbs on lawyers, law firms

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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.

via » Ruling puts curbs on lawyers, law firms | ABQ Journal.

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