In This Issue: April 29, 2016

Disability Insurance
   Policies 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. Discount pricing for  State Bar members.
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8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 30

Volunteer to answer the public's questions about common legal issues
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2016 Annual Meeting-
Bench & Bar Conference

Aug. 18-20,
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

2016 Annual Awards

The Annual Awards are presented each year to recognize those who have distinguished themselves or who have made exemplary contributions to the State Bar or legal profession in 2015 or 2016. The nomination deadline is May 20. View award descriptions
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 from licensed attorneys with 0-3 years of practice. Application details
Center for Legal Education
Best and Worst Practices Including Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation
Friday, May 6, State Bar or Webcast
From preparing for a mediation, to choosing a mediator, to effective techniques and what not to do, this program address various aspects of mediation and its challenges. It is presented by Federal Magistrate Judge Carmen Garza, Judge Wendy York, Judge James Hall, Raynard Struck and moderated by Denise Torres. (3.0 G, 1.0 EP) Registration and Agenda
State Bar News
Celebrate Law Day
Law Day is May 1 and the 2016 Law Day theme-Miranda: More than Words-presents a unique public educational opportunity to use something highly familiar (the Miranda Warning) to delve into points that are often missed. Read more about the theme on the ABA website. For special Law Day events and programming, browse the April 27 Bar Bulletin.
Criminal Law Section
District Attorney Candidate Forum
All are invited to the Section's Second Judicial District Attorney Candidate Forum at 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 12, at the State Bar Center. Democratic primary opponents, Raul Torrez and Ed Perea, have agreed to participate. The event will be moderated by Elaine Baumgartel, news director at KUNM and local host of NPR's Morning Edition. For more information, contact Section Chair Julpa Davé.
Other News
Albuquerque Bar Association
Law Day Luncheon Features Leonard Birdsong
The legal community is invited to hear Professor Leonard Birdsong present "Miranda: More Than Words" at the Law Day Luncheon at 11:45 a.m.,  May 3, at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Individual tickets, tables and sponsorships are available for purchase. More information

Albuquerque Lawyers Club
May Lunch Meeting with Judge Miles Hanisee
The Albuquerque Lawyers Club invites members of the legal community to its lunch meeting at noon, May 4, at Seasons Rotisserie & Grille. Judge J. Miles Hanisee will present. More information.

New Mexico Women's Bar Association
Pathway to the Judiciary CLE and Social Event
All are invited to the NMWBA CLE  "Pathway to the Judiciary" at 1-4 p.m., May 20, at the State Bar Center, presented by a panel of local distinguished judges. A reception will immediately follow the CLE program. Attendance at the CLE is not a prerequisite to attend the social. For more information, contact Sharon Shaheen.

UNM School of Law 
Scholarship Golf Classic
Register today for the UNM Law Scholarship Golf Classic. Lunch will be at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Law School's only full-tuition merit scholarships. Register online  
New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program
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