In This Issue: October 7, 2016

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From the Center for Legal Education
2016 New Mexico Family Law Institute:
Crossover Litigation in Family Law Cases
How do courts approach crossover litigation and what do family law practitioners need to know to successfully represent their clients in these cases? Attend the Family Law Institute on Oct. 14-15 at the State Bar Center or by Live Webcast. It is approved for up to 10.0 G, 2.0 EP credits. Register for Friday , Saturday or both days .
State Bar News
Board of Bar Commissioners
2016 Election Notice
Eight terms on the Board of Bar Commissioners will expire Dec. 31, 2016, and need to be filled in the upcoming election (First, Third, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Bar Commissioner districts). All positions are three-year terms, except as noted, and run from 2017-2019. Nominations shall be made by written petition (deadline: 5 p.m., Oct. 24). View the full Election Notice.

Historical Committee
Jewish History in New Mexico
Join Naomi Sandweiss, author and past president of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society, from noon-1 p.m. (lunch at 11:30 a.m.), Oct. 14, at the State Bar Center to learn more about the rich history of Jewish involvement in New Mexico and some of the fascinating personalities who participated. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.

Intellectual Property Law Section
Lawyers for the Arts Fall Pro Bono Legal Clinic
Volunteer attorneys are needed for the New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts Fall 2016 Pro Bono Clinic from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 15, at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe. Contact Talia Kosh.

Practice Sections
2016 Election Notice
All practice sections are soliciting candidates for board of director positions. Those interested should provide the respective section's nominating committee chair with a brief statement of involvement in the section and in the law generally by Oct. 13. More information

Solo and Small Firm Section
Luncheon Presentation: New Mexico's Prisons and Jails
Matt Coyte will discuss "New Mexico's Prisons and Jails-Are We Making Things Worse?" at noon on Oct. 18 at the State Bar Center. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Court News
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Court Closure
The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court will be closed on Friday Oct. 21 for the Court's Annual Professional Development Conference. Misdemeanor Custody Arraignments and Felony First Appearances will not be held that day. The conference is sponsored by the New Mexico Judicial Education Center at the University of New Mexico and paid for by fees collected by state courts.
Other News
First Judicial District Bar Association
October CLE and Pro Bono Appreciation Luncheon
Join the FJDBA at 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Santa Fe Hilton. Justice Charles Daniels, Judge David Thomson and Special Agend Lois M. Kinch will present "Apps Used to Sexually Exploit Children" (1.0 EP). R.S.V.P. to David Mumarejo.

New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
Fifth Annual Las Cruces CLE and Meet and Greet
All members are invited to the "Fifth Annual Las Cruces CLE and Meet and Greet" (2.0 G, 1.0 EP) at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 28, at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 705 S. Telshor Blvd., Las Cruces. A meet and greet event, co-hosted by the UNM School of Law, will follow the CLE. Register online
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