In This Issue: February 5, 2016




Teleconferencing for law firms. One-step setup and notification. Client codes provide for easy tracking. Operator assistance available on every call. Contact Dave Martin 

1-888-723-1200 x627

Upcoming Events
'Verbal Alchemy of a Trial Lawyer: Challenges, Mistakes and Funny Stories from 36 Years in the Courtroom" with Randi McGinn
Noon, Feb. 16, State Bar Center
Lunch provided, R.S.V.P.

Judges Needed for National Animal Law Moot Court
Practice sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-9 p.m.) and Sundays (5-7 p.m.) through Feb. 17
More information
2016 Annual Meeting-
Bench & Bar Conference

Aug. 18-20, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Santa Fe

Save the date!
Keynote speaker:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Accommodations provided by the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

Special rates available through July 27 (or until sold out)
Sponsorship Opportunities
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, exhibit spaces and advertising, contact Account Executive Marcia Ulibarri at 505-797-6058.

Center for Legal Education
Live Replays
Friday, Feb. 12
Did you miss a live program earlier in the year? Popular programs are shown again by video at the State Bar Center for live credit.
View the schedule
State Bar News
'Animal Rescue Adoption Contracts'
Animal Law Section Animal Talk Series
Guy Dicharry will present "Animal Rescue Adoption Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code" at noon on Feb. 24 at the State Bar Center. Cookies and drinks will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Evann Kleinschmidt.

Board of Bar Commissioners
Third Bar Commissioner District Vacancy
A vacancy exists in the Third Bar Commissioner District (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties). The Board will make an appointment at the Feb. 26 meeting to fill the vacancy until the next regular election of commissioners. The term will run through Dec. 31, 2016. The deadline to apply is Feb. 12. Specific term and application information

Public Lawyer of the Year Award 
Open for Nominations
The Public Law Section is accepting nominations for the Public Lawyer of the Year Award, which will be presented at the state capitol on April 29. View previous recipients and award criteria
Other News
Center for Civic Values
Judges Needed for High School Mock Trial Competition
The Gene Franchini New Mexico High School Mock Trial Competition is in need of judges for the regional, held Feb. 19-20 and the state competition will be held March 18-19. Sign up online or contact Kristen at CCV at 505-764-9417.
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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