In This Issue: August 5, 2016

Lawyers and Judges 
Assistance Program
Help and support for depression, alcohol and drug abuse, gambling problems, and mental health issues are only a phone call away (free, confidential, and professional). 
24-hour helpline
Attorneys/Law Students
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Board of Bar Commissioners
Vacancy in the Sixth Bar Commissioner District
  • All members with a principal place of practice in Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln or Otero counties can apply
  • Plan to attend Sept. 30 and Dec. 14 BBC meetings
  • Application deadline: Aug. 8
  • Application details
2016 Annual Meeting-Bench & Bar Conference
Aug. 18-20, Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe

President's Reception with Guitarist Hector Pimentel 
Join State Bar President J. Brent Moore with fellow members and colleagues on Aug. 19 at a reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Peruse Silent Auction items (bidding ends at 8 p.m.) and find out who will win the real diamond through Glitz in a Glass. Afterwards join the YLD and New Mexico Statewide Alumni Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta for their "Ex Parte Party" with a hosted bar, DJ and fun! More information 
From the Center for Legal Education
27th Annual Appellate Practice Institute 
Sept. 16, State Bar Center and Webcast (6.4 G, 1.0 EP)
null Presenters will address a range of topics of interest to trial and appellate practitioners. Topics will include preservation of error, immediate rights of appeal, appellate mediation, administrative appeals, improving appellate practice and appellate ethics. Register today  
State Bar News
Business Law Section
Nominations Open for 2016 Business Lawyer of the Year
The Business Law Section has opened nominations for its annual Business Lawyer of the Year award, to be presented on Nov. 18 after the Section's Business Law Institute CLE. Nominees should demonstrate professionalism and integrity, superior legal service, exemplary service to the Section or to business law in general, and service to the public. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline is Oct. 3. More information
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.
Attend by Teleconference: Second Monday of the month: 5:30 p.m. (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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