"A Call for Detail” by Carlos G. Martinez for the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Association

In a recent discussion with one of my colleagues, I was made aware of the fact that my

colleague had to litigate an issue in a case that, in my opinion, had the issue been addressed in
an earlier settlement document, there would have been no issue to litigate at this time. When cases
are settled or an order is drafted and entered, or when a party prevails at a hearing, in my
experience the attorneys are often less than diligent in drafting precise document language in the
order submitted to the judge for signature. One attorney who I have dealt with over the years, 

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