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This letter to the New Mexico Supreme Court supports of Proposal 2018-006, proposing to amend Rule 15-103(B)(7) NMRA governing admission to the State Bar of New Mexico without regard to lawful presence for these reasons: 1) Increased admissions, particularly from underrepresented groups such as undocumented individuals, can improve access to justice; 2) Consideration of undocumented, but otherwise qualified, individuals for admission to the State Bar should be based on individual circumstances rather than fundamental misconceptions; 3) Equal access to the legal profession, and consequently equal access to justice, hinges on admission to the State Bar without regard to status.

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New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association

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