In This Issue: September 30, 2016

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Legal Resources for the
Elderly Program (LREP)
This free legal helpline assists New Mexicans age 55 and older regardless of income level.  More information
Statewide, call 1-800-876-6657.

State Bar Center:
Your Meeting Destination
Perfect for your conference, seminar, training, mediation, reception, networking social or meeting.
Conveniently located in Journal Center.
Call 505-797-6000.
From the Center for Legal Education
Mastering Microsoft Word in the Law Office with Barron Henley
Are you tired of wrestling with Word every time you have to draft something more complex than a letter? Do you wish you could control Word's formatting and gain a better understanding of how it works? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, this is your class! Join Barron Henley at the State Bar Center or by Live Webcast on Oct. 3. The program is approved for 6.2 G CLE credits. Register today.
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 and nomination instructions online.

Business Law Section  
Nominations Open for 2016 Business Lawyer of the Year
The Section seeks nominees that demonstrate professionalism and integrity, superior legal service, exemplary service to the Section or to business law in general, and service to the public. The deadline is Oct. 3. More information

Committee on Women and the Legal Profession
#LawMom Luncheon
Join the Committee on Women for lunch and a panel discussion about general issues that parent-attorneys face on a day to day basis from noon-1 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Hispano Chamber of Commerce, located at 1309 4th St SW in Albuquerque. R.S.V.P.s are appreciated but not required. Contact Zoe Lees to indicate your attendance.

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. Contact information can be found online.

Young Lawyers Division
2016 Election Notice
One director-at-large position and three region director positions are open for election. State Bar members who are under the age of 36 or in their first five years of practice are eligible to participate in the election. Nominations shall be made by written petition (deadline: 5 p.m., Oct. 19). View the full Election Notice and nomination instructions online.

First Judicial District Pro Bono Clinic
The YLD seeks volunteers are needed for the First Judicial District pro bono clinic from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 7 at the First Judicial District Court. Volunteers should arrive at 9:45 a.m. for brief training and breakfast. Volunteers attorneys will provide free legal advice on civil legal matters, excluding family law, and paralegal and law student volunteers are needed to conduct intake. Contact
Jordan Kessler and provide your practice area to volunteer.
Other News
Albuquerque Lawyers Club
'Wacky World of Startups' Luncheon
As it turns out, startups aren't just millennials sitting in mom's basement programming the latest dating app. Pat McNamara will explore ways organizations like GE, Ford, and the U.S. Navy are acting like startups in order to stay relevant at noon on Oct. 5 at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill in Albuquerque. Visit the Club's website for more information and to register.
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., First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque
Second Monday of the month: 5:30 p.m., UNM Law Library King Room (or attend by teleconference: dial 1-866-640-4044 and enter 7976003#)
Third Monday of the month: 7:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque
For more information, contact Bill Stratvert, 505-242-6845, or Hilary Noskin, 505-449-7984.
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