Q: In new mexico, after fee arbitration fails, which court handles the appeals, district or magistrate?
Had arbitration through NM Bar for attorney/client dispute over fees. Was never given a fee agreement and paid cash to the attorney, Went to arbitration under a voluntary attorney assigned by the bar. Arbitrator ruled against me , I objected to the matter, I am being ignored and have received no response from them. I live in las cruces, new mexico dona ana county, which court do i file an appeal in and how?
A: It depends on if the arbitration agreement or arbitration procedure provides for any appeal, most do not. If any appeal is to be filed, I would say New Mexico trial court, but I have no experience with NM arbitration rules.
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