In This Issue: April 1, 2016


Lawyers and Judges 
Assistance Program
Help and support for depression, alcohol and drug abuse, gambling problems, and mental health issues are only a phone call away (free, confidential, and professional). 
24-hour helpline
Attorneys/Law Students
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)
Deadline: April 15
Read more about the positions

Fifth Judicial District Court
Judicial Vacancy
Deadline: 5 p.m., April 19
More information
CLE at Sea
Western Caribbean Cruise
Nov. 27-Dec. 4, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Through Vacations To Go 
Join State Bar President Brent Moore for this incredible trip and enter the holiday season CLE stress free. One year's worth of CLE credits will be provided. 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. More information
Center for Legal Education
Guardianship in New Mexico: The Kinship Guardianship Act 
Friday, April 15, State Bar Center or Webcast 
Gain an understanding of legal foundations of the Kinship Guardianship Act, its role, relevant tools and related immigration concerns. (5.5 G, 1.0 EP)
2016 Annual Meeting-
Bench & Bar Conference
Aug. 18-20, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Opera: Don Giovanni, Aug. 20, 8 p.m. 
Tickets will be available in the orchestra and mezzanine sections for Don Giovanni at the Santa Fe Opera. Tickets will be available through Annual Meeting registration in May. More information
State Bar News
Committee on Women and the Legal Profession
Golf Swing Clinic
All lady golfers (not just attorneys) are invited to a Golf Swing Clinic on from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 23, at Sandia Resort & Casino. The price is $65 per person which includes instruction, rental clubs (if needed) and lunch. For more information, contact Jocelyn Castillo. Register online

Paralegal Division
Law Day CLE
Attend the Division's Law Day CLE program (3.0 G) from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., April 30, at the State Bar Center. Topics include working with medicare, current issues in immigration and recent changes to the federal rules of Civil Procedure. For more information about payment and registration, contact Carolyn Winton, 505-888-4357 or visit the Division's website.
Other News
Albuquerque Lawyers Club
April Lunch Meeting
The Albuquerque Lawyers Club invites members of the legal community to its lunch meeting at noon, April 6, at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill. Jean Bernstein, CEO of Flying Star Cafes and Satellite Coffee, will be presenting. The luncheon is free for members and for $30 non-members. For more information, email Yasmin Dennig.

First Judicial District Bar Association
April Luncheon and Ethics CLE
Attend a buffet luncheon and one hour ethics CLE from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 18, at the Hilton Hotel in Santa Fe. William Slease, chief disciplinary counsel for the New Mexico Supreme Court Disciplinary Board will discuss the most common complaints received by the Board and the types of complaints that result in discipline. R.S.V.P. by April 14 to Erin McSherry.
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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