Rule Set 16 – Rules of Professional Conduct

This page contains rule amendments approved and filed by the New Mexico Supreme Court after 11-28-2016, which is the publication cutoff date for the 2017 New Mexico Rules Annotated. Please note that recently approved rule changes in redline format are found in the column entitled Redline Rule, and may contain computer-generated errors and/or other deviations from the final, offical version of a rule. The official version is published in the column entitled Final Rule, and in New Mexico Rules Annotated or its annual supplement, and in quarterly updates of New Mexico One Source of Law®. All redline and final rules are published in PDF format. Forms are also published in Word and WordPerfect formats to facilitate word processing.

For rule amendments and forms approved on or before 11-28-2016, click here for the public access database of unannotated New Mexico Rules.
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Rule No.Final RuleRedline RuleOrder No.Eff. DateWordWordPerfect
16-100TerminologyRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-101CompetenceRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-102Scope of representation and allocation of authority between client and lawyer.Redline PDF17-8300-0068/1/2017
16-106Confidentiality of informationRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-108Conflict of interest; current clients; specific rulesRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-304Fairness to opposing party and counselRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-305Impartiality and decorum of the tribunalRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-402Communications with persons represented by counselRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-403Communications with unrepresented personsRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-701Communications concerning a lawyer’s servicesRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017
16-803Reporting professional misconductRedline PDF17-8300-01812/31/2017