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In This Issue: January 1, 2016

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Upcoming Deadlines
Court of Appeals
Judicial Vacancy
Deadline: Jan. 19
More information

Second Judicial District Court:
Judicial Vacancy and New Application Period

Deadline: Jan. 7
More information
Center for Legal Education
Video Replays
Tuesday, Jan. 12
State Bar Center, Albuquerque
Popular programs are shown again by video at the State Bar Center for live credit.
View the schedule
State Bar News
Board of Bar Commissioners
Third Bar Commissioner District Vacancy
A vacancy exists in the Third Bar Commissioner District, representing Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties. The Board will make the appointment to fill the vacancy, with a term ending Dec. 31. Active status members with a principal place of practice located in the Third Bar Commissioner District are eligible to apply. Applicants should plan to attend the 2016 Board meetings scheduled for May 6, July 28 (in conjunction with the State Bar of New Mexico Annual Meeting at Buffalo Thunder Resort), Sept. 30 and Dec. 14 (Santa Fe). Those interested should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Executive Director Joe Conte by Feb. 12.
Paralegal Division
CLE and Annual Meeting
Paralegal Division members are invited to the Division's Annual Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at the State Bar Center. The Division is offering a one-hour Ethics presentation beginning at 10 a.m. immediately followed by the Annual Meeting at 11 a.m.   Lunch will be provided by the Division.  Please R.S.V.P. to Barbara Lucero at barbaral@modrall.com for the lunch.  Following lunch, the Division will conduct its first board meeting of the year.  Members are welcome to attend the board meeting as well and bring along any prospective members for this day's activities.
Other Bars
First Judicial District Bar Association
January Luncheon with Justice Charles W. Daniels
Justice Charles Daniels of the New Mexico Supreme Court will speak at noon, Jan. 11, at the Santa Fe Hilton at the First Judicial District Bar Association's January luncheon about the proposed constitutional amendment to permit denial of pretrial release based on dangerousness rather than lack of money and other bail reforms. For more information or to R.S.V.P. contact Lucas Conley.
New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program
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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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