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In This Issue: December 2, 2016


Lawyers and Judges 
Assistance Program
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Attorneys/Law Students
From the Center for Legal Education

The Center for Legal Education has scheduled a course every day in December! Choose from Live Seminars, Live Webcasts, Live Replays, Teleseminars and On-Demand self study. Browse the schedule. 
Coming Next Week!

Justice with Compassion-Courthouse Facility Dogs Improving the Legal System (3.0 G)

Transgender Law and Advocacy (4.0 G, 2.0 EP)

2016 Real Property Institute (4.5 G, 1.0 EP)
The Intersection of Immigration, Family Law and Juvenile Justice (6.0 G, 1.0 EP)

Deposition Practice in Federal Cases (2.0 G, 1.0 EP)
State Bar News
Board of Bar Commissioners 
Appointments to Boards and Commissions
The BBC will make appointments to the Client Protection Fund Commission (one appointment, three-year term); Commission on Professionalism (one lawyer position, one non-lawyer position, two year terms); and the New Mexico Legal Aid Board (one appointment, three year term). Send a letter of interest and brief résumé by Dec. 2 to Executive Director Joe Conte.

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. 
Court News
New Mexico Supreme Court
Proposed Policy for Online Access to Court Records 
If adopted by the New Mexico Supreme Court, a proposal would permit approved users to view public records from their computer terminals 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a restricted access system operated by the Judicial Information Division.  Read the proposed policy and comment. Interested parties are invited to comment on the proposal at a public hearing from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 8, at the Judicial Information Division in Santa Fe.

New Mexico Court of Appeals
Announcement of Judicial Vacancy
A vacancy will occur due to the retirement of Judge Roderick T. Kennedy. The deadline for application is 5 p.m., Dec. 8. Those who meet the statutory qualifications (Article VI, Section 28, New Mexico Constitution) are invited to apply. View details and apply.
Other News
Albuquerque Lawyers Club
CLE: 13th Century Ethical Pointers for 21st Century Problems
Jack Clark Robinson, OFM, the Minister Provincial of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province of the Franciscans, will present at the Club's next luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 7, at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill. More information.

First Judicial District Bar Association
Holiday Party in Santa Fe
Join the FJDBA for beer, wine, salad, pizza and good cheer at a holiday party at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 15, at the Draft Station in Santa Fe. R.S.V.P.s are unnecessary. FJDBA members may bring a guest.

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Two CLEs to Fulfill Ethics Requirements
NMCDLA presents two CLEs to help attorneys fill their ethics credits requirements. On Dec. 2, attend "Clients First: Understanding Your Role as an Advocate" in Albuquerque (4.0 G, 2.5 EP) and and "Latest Techniques in Trial Skills & Sentencing" on Dec. 16 in Las Cruces (3.5 G, 2.0 EP). Register online.
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