In This Issue: September 9, 2016

Disability Insurance
  Policies are available for personal income and retirement plan protection or for overhead expenses or partner buyout. Coverage offered with over 50 other carriers for disability, life, long-term care insurance and employee benefits.

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From the Center for Legal Education
27th Annual Appellate
Practice Institute

Presenters will address preservation of error, immediate rights of appeal, appellate mediation, administrative appeals, improving appellate practice, appellate ethics and more on Friday, Sept. 16, at State Bar Center or by Live Webcast. It is approved for 6.4 G, 1.0 EP. A reduced registration fee is available for Appellate Practice Section members. Register online.
State Bar News
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.

Natural Resources, Energy and
Environmental Law Section
Nominations Open for 2016 Lawyer of the Year Award
Nominate an attorney who is the model of a New Mexico natural resources, energy or environmental lawyer for the NREEL Section's annual award. More detailed criteria and nomination instructions are available online. Nominations are due by Oct. 28 to Breanna Henley.

Paralegal Division
Criminal Law/Civil Liabilities CLE
Attend "Criminal Law Civil Liabilities" (3.0 G), hosted by the Paralegal Division on Sept. 24, at the State Bar Center. View the full schedule and registration instructions online.

Solo and Small Firm Section
"Drug War and Legalized Marijuana" with Darren White
Former Department of Public Safety Secretary and Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White will present "The Journey from Drug War Warrior to Legalized Marijuana" at noon, Sept. 20, at the State Bar Center. The event is free and open to all members of the bench and bar. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley

Young Lawyers Division
Volunteers needed for VA Legal Clinics
The YLD and New Mexico VA Health Care System seeks attorney volunteers to provide advice to veterans on at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 at the New Mexico Veteran's Memorial located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque. Breakfast is provided. To volunteer, contact Keith Mier.
Other News
Albuquerque Bar Association
Court of Appeals Candidate Forum
Jason Bousliman will moderate a candidate forum featuring Court of Appeals candidates Judge Stephen French and Julie Vargas at noon-1 p.m., Sept. 13, at the Embassy Suites Hotel. After the luncheon, Bobbie Batley and Orlando Lucero will present "Family Law" (1.0 G) from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Register online
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