November 15, 2019
2020 Licensing Certifications and Fees Due by Feb. 1, 2020
2020 State Bar licensing requirements are now due. To avoid late fees, submit by Feb. 1, 2020. In order to complete annual licensing requirements and pay by credit card, visit . To request a PDF copy of the license renewal form, email For questions, email . For technical support, email .

Upcoming Events

State Bar of New Mexico Events
  • Dec. 9: Solo and Small Firm Breakfast Roundtable
  • Dec. 16: Solo and Small Firm Section 2019 Annual Meeting
  • Dec. 31: Minimum Continuing Legal Education Compliance Deadline

Legal Community Events
  • Nov. 15: New Mexico Black Lawyers Association Annual CLE
  • Nov. 19: Veterans Legal Clinic with the YLD
  • Nov. 20: Qui Tam Section of Federal Bar Association CLE
  • Nov. 20: Legal Professionals Support Group
  • Nov. 21: UNM School of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program CLE
  • Dec. 3: Christian Legal Aid Fellowship Breakfast
  • Dec. 4: Albuquerque Lawyers Club Monthly Lunch Meeting
Minimum Continuing Legal Education
Compliance Deadline Approaching
Dec. 31 is the last day to complete 2019 Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements. For a list of upcoming MCLE approved courses, visit Contact MCLE with questions at 505-797-6054 or
Important Announcements and Deadlines

State Bar Announcements and Deadlines
  • Board of Bar Commissioners Appointment to New Mexico Legal Aid Board
  • Board of Bar Commissioners Election
  • Board of Editors Seeking Applications for Open Positions
  • NREEL Section Nominations Due by Nov. 15
  • State Bar's Fee Arbitration Program Seeking Volunteer Arbitrators

Court Announcements and Deadlines 
  • Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Closure Notice
  • New Mexico Court of Appeals Announces Judge J. Miles Hanisee elected Chief Judge
  • Second Judicial District Court Destruction of Exhibits
  • Tenth Judicial District Court Destruction of Exhibits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico Court Closure
  • Recent Ruling Activity Effective Dec. 31
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State Bar Classifieds and Career Center
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Recently Released Opinions by the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • 2019-NMCA-066, A-1-CA-36283, LAW V. N.M.HUMAN SERVS. DEP'T
  • 2019-NMCA-067, A-1-CA-37339, STATE EX REL. CYFD V. TANISHA G.
  • 2019-NMCA-068, A-1-CA-35994, STATE V. CHAVEZ
  • 2019-NMCA-069, A-1-CA-37230, STATE V. QUINTIN C.

More Content from New Mexico's Courts
• Clerk's Certificates
• Recent Rule Making Activity
• Court of Appeals Opinions List
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Upcoming Programs from the Center for Legal Education
2019 Animal Law Institute: The Law and Ethics of Wild Animals in Captivity (5.3 G, 1.0 EP)

Immigration Law: Updates and Best Practices in Preparing VAWA Applications (1.0 G, 1.0 EP)

Oil and Gas Law in New Mexico (6.0 G,1.0 EP)
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