In This Issue: March 18, 2016


Ethics Assistance
Call 1-800-326-8155 for immediate assistance. For a written response to an ethics inquiry regarding one's own conduct, send original questions to the Ethics Advisory Committe.
Upcoming Deadlines
Board of Bar Commissioners Appointments to:
Judicial Standards Commission (four year term)
American Bar Association House of Delegates (two year term)
Civil Legal Services Commission (three year term)
Risk Management Advisory Board (term expiring June 30, 2018)
Read more about the positions

Fifth Judicial District Court
Judicial Vacancy
Deadline: 5 p.m., April 19
More information
Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering
New Mexico's solo and small practice incubator program will train new attorneys to be successful solo practitioners. Now accepting applications from licensed attorneys with 0-3 years of practice. Click here for application details or contact Stormy Ralstin, 505-797-6053.
2016 Annual Meeting-
Bench & Bar Conference
Aug. 18-20, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Santa Fe
Save the date!
Keynote speaker:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Explore the Annual Meeting

2016 State Bar Annual Awards
Know an outstanding attorney or judge? Nominate them for the 2016 Annual Awards. Read more
Center for Legal Education
Legal Technology Academy for New Mexico Lawyers 
Friday, March 25 
State Bar Center: Live and Webcast
4.0 G, 2.0 EP
State Bar News
Young Lawyers Division
Roswell Happy Hour
YLD and the Public Law Section present a happy hour event from 5:30-7 p.m., March 23, at The Liberty in Roswell. R.S.V.P.s are not necessary. Other co-sponsors include the UNM School of Law, the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and the New Mexico Women's Bar Association. Hennighausen & Olsen will sponsor a limited hosted bar. For more information, contact  Anna C. Rains.
CLE at Sea: Western Caribbean Cruise
Nov. 27-Dec. 4, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Join State Bar President Brent Moore for this incredible trip through Vacations To Go. Enter the holiday season CLE stress free - one year's worth of CLE credits will be provided. More information
Court News
Fifth Judicial District Court
Retirement Celebration for Judge Steven L. Bell
Members of the legal community are invited to a retirement ceremony for the Hon. Steven L. Bell at 3 p.m., March 25, at the Chaves County Courthouse, Historic Courtroom 1. A reception will follow on the first floor of the courthouse in the historic rotunda.
Other News
First Judicial District Bar Association
March Buffet Luncheon and CLE
Sen. Peter Wirth and Rep. Brian Egolf will present a legislative update (1.0 G) at the First Judicial District Bar Association for a buffet luncheon and CLE at noon, March 21, at the Hilton Hotel, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe. R.S.V.P. to Erin McSherry.

Mexican American Law Student Association
21st Annual Fighting for Justice Banquet
MALSA will award Hon. Justice Cruz Reynoso of the California Supreme Court (ret.) with the 2016 Fighting for Justice Award for his remarkable work in civil rights at the 21st Annual Fighting for Justice Banquet at 6 p.m., April 16, at Hotel Albuquerque. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be bought online.
New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program
You don't have to manage alone. 
Help and support are only a phone call away

Free Confidential 24-Hour Helpline
Judges: 888-502-1289
Attorneys and Law Students: 505-228-1948 or 800-860-4914

Support Groups
First Monday of the month: 5:30 p.m.
Second Monday of the month: 5:30 p.m. (to attend by teleconference, dial 1-866-640-4044 and enter 7976003#)
Third Monday of the month: 7:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Bill Stratvert, 505-242-6845, or Hilary Noskin, 505-449-7984.
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