In This Issue: March 11, 2016


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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)
Risk Management Advisory Board (term expiring June 30, 2018)
Read more about the positions
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. Click here for application details or contact Stormy Ralstin, 505-797-6053.
2016 Annual Meeting-
Bench & Bar Conference

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

Save the date!

Keynote speaker:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Explore the Annual Meeting

2016 State Bar Annual Awards 
Know an outstanding attorney or judge? Nominate them for the 2016 Annual Awards. Read more 
Center for Legal Education
Live Replays
Friday, March 18
Attend Live Replays in person at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. View pre-recorded programs in our classrooms.
View the schedule
State Bar News
Paralegal Division
Meet and Greet Event
Join the Paralegal Division for a meet and greet event at 4:30 p.m., March 17, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. Current and prospective members are invited to meet and mingle with other members, officers and directors of the Division and State Bar staff. A board meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m.

Solo and Small Firm Section
Legislative Update with Sen. Mike Sanchez
State Sen. Mike Sanchez will present "The Legislative Session That Was: What Happened, What Did Not Happen and What is to Come" at noon, March 15, at the State Bar Center. The presentation is open to all members of the State Bar who R.S.V.P. to Evann Kleinschmidt. Lunch will be provided.

Young Lawyers Division

Roswell Happy Hour
YLD and the Public Law Section present a happy hour event from 5:30-7 p.m., March 23, at The Liberty in Roswell. R.S.V.P.s are not necessary. Other co-sponsors include the UNM School of Law, the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and the New Mexico Women's Bar Association. Hennighausen & Olsen will sponsor a limited hosted bar. For more information, contact  Anna C. Rains.
Court News
Fifth Judicial District Court
Retirement Celebration for Judge Steven L. Bell
Members of the legal community are invited to a retirement ceremony for the Hon. Steven L. Bell at 3 p.m., March 25, at the Chaves County Courthouse, Historic Courtroom 1. A reception will follow on the first floor of the courthouse in the historic rotunda.
Other News
First Judicial District Bar Association
March Buffet Luncheon and CLE
Sen. Peter Wirth and Rep. Brian Egolf will present a legislative update (1.0 G) at the First Judicial District Bar Association for a buffet luncheon and CLE at noon, March 21, at the Hilton Hotel, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe. R.S.V.P. 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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