November 15, 2019

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

Court Events:
  • Dec. 10: U.S. Courts Library Holiday Open House
  • Dec. 13: New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice
  • Dec. 20: Second Judicial District Court Holiday Giving Tree Distribution

Legal Community Events
  • Dec. 3: Christian Legal Aid Fellowship Breakfast
  • Dec. 4: Albuquerque Lawyers Club Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Dec. 13: 7th Annual Wage Theft in New Mexico: Common Injustice Practice Opportunity
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
  • State Bar's Fee Arbitration Program Seeking Volunteer Arbitrators

Court Announcements and Deadlines 
  • Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Closure Notice
  • Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Notice of Mass Reassignment
  • Second Judicial District Court Destruction of Exhibits
  • Third Judicial District Court Notice of Right to Excuse Judge
  • Tenth Judicial District Court Destruction of Exhibits
  • Thirteenth Judicial District Court Announcement of Vacancy
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico Court Closure
  • Recent Ruling Activity Effective Dec. 31
In Case You Missed It

State Bar Classifieds and Career Center
Looking for a job? Have services to promote? Check out the State Bar's online classifieds and career center.

Recently Released Opinions by the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • 2019-NMSC-017, S-1-SC-35922, STATE V. AGUILAR
  • 2019-NMCA-018, S-1-SC-36669, STATE V. YANCEY

More Content from New Mexico's Courts
• Clerk's Certificates
• Recent Rule Making Activity
• Court of Appeals Opinions List
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 .

If you have already paid to renew your license, please disregard this notice.
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
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Upcoming Programs from the Center for Legal Education
ADR Excellence: Does Practice make Perfect? (1.5 G)

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

Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney (2019 Immigration Law Institute) (2.0 G, 1.0 EP)
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