In This Issue: July 1, 2016


Bridge the Gap 
Mentorship Program
Experienced attorneys/mentors  share the practical aspects of the practice of law with newly sworn-in attorneys. Both mentors and new attorneys 
earn a full year of CLE credit.
More information, 505-797-6003.
(Mandatory program approved by the New Mexico Supreme Court.)  
Upcoming Deadlines
New Mexico Supreme Court
Seeking applications to fill vacancies on the following committees:
  • Board of Bar Examiners
  • Joint Committee on Rules of Procedure
  • Metropolitan Courts Rules Committee
  • Rules of Criminal Procedure.
The deadline for applications is July 8. View vacancy details and application instructions.
CLE at Sea
Western Caribbean Cruise
Nov. 27-Dec. 4, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Through Vacations To Go

Join State Bar President Brent Moore for this incredible trip and enter the holiday season CLE stress free. One year's worth of CLE credits will be provided (specific course information is forthcoming).
2016 Annual Meeting-Bench & Bar Conference
Aug. 18-20, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Santa Fe 

Early-bird registration closes July 8

Possible 12.5 CLE Credits (including at least 5.0 EP) 
View Preliminary Schedule and Register
Looking for fall CLE courses?
The Center for Legal Education has what you are looking for. From annual institutes to live seminars and self study, there's a course for everyone. See what's coming in the fall.
State Bar News
Board of Bar Commissioners
Vacancy in the Sixth Bar Commissioner District 
A vacancy exists in the Sixth Bar Commissioner District (Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Otero counties). The Board will make an appointment at its Aug. 18 meeting to fill the vacancy through Dec. 31, 2016. Active status members with a principal place of practice located in the Sixth Bar Commissioner District are eligible to apply. View full application details.
Court News
Fifth Judicial District Court
Investiture Ceremony for Dustin K. Hunter
Members of the legal community are invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Dustin K. Hunter as district judge, Division X, Fifth Judicial District Court at 3 p.m. on July 8 at the Chaves County Courthouse, 400 North Virginia Ave., Roswell.
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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