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In This Issue: December 30, 2016

 
Defined Fitness
 
Members, their employees, and immediate family members can enjoy a discounted rate of $42.79/month (plus tax) with access to all five club locations, group fitness classes and free supervised child care. Bring proof
of SBNM membership. 
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From the Center for Legal Education
2017 Legislative Preview
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
State Bar Center and Live Webcast
Join local attorney Richard Minzner and Reps. Nathaniel Gentry and Antonio Maestas for a discussion of the 2017 legislative session including an inside look at the agendas of Gov. Susana Martinez and the Republican Party as well as the Democratic Party. Register now!
On-Demand Self Study
Choose convenience! Gain up to 4 credit hours of self-study credit with pre-recorded CLE programs available to view at your convenience. Browse our catalog.
State Bar News
Board of Bar Commissioners
Commissioner Vacancies 
Vacancies exist on the Board of Bar Commissioners in the First and Third Bar Commissioner districts. View the full notice. Members interested in serving on the Board should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Executive Director Joe Conte by Jan. 16, 2017.

Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession

2017 Summer Law Clerk Program Accepting Employers
For 25 years, the Arturo Jaramillo Summer Law Clerk Program has diversified applicant pools, lowered artificial barriers to employment opportunities and produced high-quality law clerks who have become outstanding lawyers and judges in New Mexico. Learn how your firm can join the Committee's commitment to expanding opportunities in the legal profession.

Legal Services and Programs Committee
Breaking Good Video Contest Seeks Sponsor
The second annual Breaking Good Video Contest provides an opportunity for New Mexico high school students to show their creative and artistic talents while learning about civil legal services available to their communities. The LSAP Committee invites firms and members of the legal community to sponsor monetary prizes awarded to student and teacher winners. More information 
Court News
N.M. Supreme Court Judicial Information Division 
E-Filing Fee Increase
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the fees for E-filing in New Mexico will change: file and serve fees (from $10 to $12), file only fees (from $6 to $8) and serve only (from $4 to $0). 
Other Bars
Albuquerque Lawyers Club
Government Accountability Luncheon Presentation
New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller will present "Holding the Government Accountable" at the Albuquerque Lawyers Club's next luncheon at noon, Jan. 4, 2017, at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill. More information

KANW New Mexico Public Radio 
The Law of Rock and Roll with Michael Olivas
Join law professor and New Mexico native Michael A. Olivas for an evening of entertainment at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 20, at Robertson & Sons Violin Shop Recital Hall in Albuquerque. Buy tickets. The event is co-sponsored by the UNM School of Law, New Mexico Hispano Music Association Inc. and the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. 
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