In This Issue: October 21, 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
2016 Appellate Bench and Bar Conference  
Friday, Oct. 28
New Mexico Supreme Court Building, 237 Don Gaspar Ave in Santa Fe
5.0 G
Registration and Agenda 
State Bar News
ADR Committee
APD/Community Relations Presentation

The City of Albuquerque ADR Office has been tasked with multiple roles in the ongoing effort to improve relations between APD and the community. Join the conversation at noon-1 p.m., Oct. 27, at the Second Judicial District Court (video conference available in Santa Fe). There will be time for Q&A. R.S.V.P. to
Breanna Henley.

Animal Law Section
Monthly Animal Talk: The Link
Tammy Fiebelkorn will discuss the link between an individual's mistreatment of an animal and violent relationships with other humans at the noon Animal Talk on Oct. 28 at the State Bar Center. R.S.V.P. with Breanna Henley.  

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.

Appointments to Boards and Commissions
The Board of Bar Commissioners will make appointments to the following boards and commissions: Client Protection 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). Members who want to serve should send a letter of interest and brief resume by Dec. 1 to Executive Director Joe Conte, State Bar of New Mexico, PO Box 92860, Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860; fax to 505-828-3765; or email to
Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section
Nominations Open for 2016 Lawyer of the Year Award
Nominate an attorney who is the model of a New Mexico natural resources, energy or environmental lawyer for the Section's annual award. Detailed criteria and nomination instructions are available online . Nominations are due by Oct. 28.
Court News
New Mexico Supreme Court
New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission Voters Guide Available
The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission has published its voters guide containing recommendations, information on how the commission reached its recommendation on each justice or judge and their educational background and experience. Judges standing for retention are rated on legal ability, fairness, communication skills, preparation, attentiveness, temperament and control over proceedings. View the guide online.
Other News
Albuquerque Lawyers Club
The Unique and Crucial Relationships between Journalism and the Law
Karen Moses, managing editor of the Albuquerque Journal, will present "The Unique and Crucial Relationship between Journalism and the Law." The lunch meeting will be held at noon, Nov. 2, at Seasons Restaurant, located at 2031 Mountain Rd NW in Albuquerque. The cost is $30 is advance or $35 at the door. Non-members are welcome. Visit the Club's website for more information.

New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
Fifth Annual Las Cruces CLE and Meet and Greet
All members are invited to the "Fifth Annual Las Cruces CLE and Meet and Greet" (2.0 G, 1.0 EP) at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 28, at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 705 S. Telshor Blvd., Las Cruces. A meet and greet event, co-hosted by the UNM School of Law, will follow the CLE. Register online 

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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