December 20, 2019
New Trust Accounting CLE Options Just Added!
Last chance to take the course!

Basics of Trust Accounting: How to Comply with Disciplinary Board Rule 17-204

Thursday, Dec. 26 , Live Webcast Only, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (1.0 EP), $65 Webcast Fee
Friday, Dec. 27 , Live Webcast Only, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (1.0 EP), $65 Webcast Fee
Monday, Dec. 30 , State Bar Center and Live Webcast, noon-1 p.m. (1.0 EP), $55 Standard Fee, $65 Webcast Fee
Upcoming Programs from the Center for Legal Education:

Fluff is for Pillows, Not Legal Writing (3.0 G)

Everything I Need to Know about Legal Ethics I Learned from the Kardashians (3.0 EP)

Find it Fast and Free (and Ethically) with Google, Fastcase 7 and Social Media Sites (4.0 G, 2.0 EP)

Upcoming Events

State Bar of New Mexico Events
  • Dec. 31: Minimum Continuing Legal Education Compliance Deadline
  • Jan. 8: Albuquerque Lawyers Club Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Jan. 11: YLD Meeting at State Bar
  • Jan. 17: Application Deadline Equal Justice Conference Attendance Financial Assistance
  • Jan. 18: YLD Mentorship Program Mock Interviews
  • Jan. 22: Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy Workshop
  • Jan. 22: Solo and Small Firm January Lunch Series: Hon. Edward L. Chavez
  • Jan. 22: YLD Lunch with Judges: Justice Barbara Vigil
  • Feb.5: Divorce Options Workshop
  • Feb. 6: Christian Legal Aid Fellowship Luncheon

Court Events:
  • Dec. 20: Second Judicial District Court Holiday Giving Tree Distribution

Legal Community Events
  • Dec. 20: New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association CLE
  • Jan. 8: Albuquerque Lawyers Club Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Jan. 8: Legal Professionals Support Group Focused on Depression
  • Jan. 14: Veterans Legal Clinic (Volunteers needed)
  • Jan. 15: NMJLAP Santa Fe Attorney Support Group Meeting
Important Announcements and Deadlines

State Bar Announcements and Deadlines
  • Announcing the 2020 Judicial Clerkship Program
  • Board of Bar Commissioners 2019 Election Results
  • Call for YLD Program Committee Members
  • Call for YLD Liaisons for Section Boards
  • Equal Justice Conference Attendance Financial Assistance Available
  • New Legal Professionals Support Group focused on Depression/Anxiety
  • Volunteer Attorneys/Paralegals Needed for Veterans Legal Clinic

Court Announcements and Deadlines 
  • Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Closure Notice
  • New Mexico First Judicial District Court Announcement of Candidates
  • New Mexico Court of Appeals Announcement of Vacancy
  • Second Judicial District Court Destruction of Exhibits
  • Third Judicial District Court Notice of Right to Excuse Judge
  • Eighth Judicial District Court Notice of Mass Case Reassignment
  • Thirteenth Judicial District Court Nominating Commission
In Case You Missed It

State Bar Classifieds and Career Center
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Recently Released Opinions by the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • 2019-NMSC-019, S-1-SC-36696, STATE . SLOAN
  • 2019-NMSC-020, S-1-SC-36537, STATE V. LENTE
  • 2019-NMCA-071, A-1-CA-36369, STATE . SLOAN
  • 2019-NMCA-072, A-1-CA-36212, GIANT CAB, INC. V. CT TOWING, INC.
  • 2019-NMCA-073, A-1-CA-36450, STATE V. FORD
  • 2019-NMCA-074, A-1-CA-36158, HAYGOOD V. USAA

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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