New Mexico government attorneys: New Mexico relies upon Rule 15-301.1 that gives special admission rules for government attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions to be able to practice as New Mexico government attorneys because they do not allow admission on motion in general. Eligible attorneys must take the next New Mexico Bar Exam for which the applicant is eligible. Check out New Mexico Pro Hac Vice Rules for admission on a specific matter.
For a JAG to be admitted in the state of New Mexico they:
- Must be admitted to practice in another state jurisdiction (min of two years)
- Be employed full-time by a government entity
- Engage in the active practice of law
- Adhere to the CLE requirements
- An employer statement that indicates that the future employee will work for the employer as an attorney providing legal services
- Sworn statements that there has not been any violations of the ethic code or sanctions brought against the attorney in any other jurisdiction where they are barred.