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Going Solo: John W. Day Opens Private Law Practice

on February 18, 2016 - 2:48pm

Criminal Defense Attorney John W. Day during an interview Friday in his new office in downtown Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE — After 20 years of representing clients in Los Alamos as a member of larger firms, attorney John W. Day has decided to go solo and open his own practice, John Day Law Office, LLC.

Day sat down with the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday afternoon to talk about his decision.

“The model of large law firms with big overhead expenses is changing,” Day said.

Analysis Of Law; Policy Governing Office Of Sheriff

on February 18, 2016 - 2:47pm
Los Alamos Attorney

I will give you my best analysis of the law and policy considerations governing the existence and duties of the office of Sheriff of Los Alamos County and its relationship to the Police Department, and how these are affected by legislation pending in the New Mexico Legislature. 

I will make informal citations to the constitution and statutes of the State of New Mexico, The charter and a resolution of Los Alamos County, and two pending proposed constitutional amendments.

Letter To The Editor: Two Sides To Every Dispute

on February 18, 2016 - 7:55am
Aspen Elementary

It's 2 a.m. and I can't sleep because I'm angry. I'm angry because of the discrimination lawsuit brought against my principal, Kathryn Vandenkieboom, and Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) by Zeynep Unal.

I have been employed by LAPS for 27 years and have had the privilege of teaching at three of the five elementary schools. I feel like I cannot, in good conscience, remain quiet about this suit.

For obvious reasons, I cannot publish details regarding my issues and the knowledge I have, which is another reason I can't sleep.

LAHS Senior JoAnna O'Neill Named Young Adult Patroller Of The Year

on February 18, 2016 - 6:44am
JoAnna O'Neill and Dylan Meshew working on avalanche beacon training. Courtesy photo
JoAnna O'Neill of Los Alamos Dylan Meshew of Colorado are named Outstanding Young Adult Patrollers. Courtesy photo
SKI News:
JoAnna O'Neill of Los Alamos and Dylan Meshew of Bayfield, Colo., have been named Young Adult Patrollers of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Division of the National Ski Patrol during the 2016 Young Adult Patrollers Jamboree Feb. 5-7 at Pajarito Mountain. 

A senior at Los Alamos High School, O'Neill has been on the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol for four years, having passed her Outdoor

Udall Introduces Legislation To Ensure Migrant Children Receive Due Process

on February 18, 2016 - 6:23am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced Tuesda that he has introduced legislation to ensure that unaccompanied migrant children seeking asylum in the United States receive legal representation and a fair hearing.
The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act will address concerns that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is improperly rushing recently arrived asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras through the immigration court process.

Legislature Approves Bail Reform Proposal

on February 18, 2016 - 6:21am
SANTA FE  A proposed constitutional amendment for reforming pretrial detention in New Mexico has won approval in the Legislature with broad bipartisan support. 
The measure won final approval Wednesday when the Senate voted 36-0 to accept a version of the proposal that unanimously passed the House earlier in the week.
The proposal can help lower the costs of county jails.