In This Issue: April 15, 2016

 ABA Retirement Funds
What's inside your 401(k) may surprise you!
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2016 Annual Meeting-
Bench & Bar Conference

Aug. 18-20,
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Attend Don Giovanni on Aug. 20, at the Santa Fe Opera. Tickets will be available in the orchestra and mezzanine sections with a preview buffet and backstage tour option. Tickets will be available soon.
Explore the Annual Meeting
Upcoming Deadlines
Board of Bar Commissioners Appointments to:
Judicial Standards Commission (four year term)
American Bar Association House of Delegates (two year term)
Civil Legal Services Commission (three year term)
Risk Management Advisory Board
Deadline: April 25
Read more about the positions

Fifth Judicial District Court
Judicial Vacancy
Deadline: 5 p.m., April 19
More information
Center for Legal Education
Just added - New CLE course format 
Gain self study credit by viewing pre-recorded CLE programs on a computer at your convenience. Take up to 4credit hours for New Mexico CLE credit. The Center for Legal Education will file your credits at no additional cost! Browse courses
State Bar News
Committee on Women and the Legal Profession
Golf Swing Clinic
All lady golfers (not just attorneys) are invited to a Golf Swing Clinic at 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 23, at Sandia Resort & Casino. The price is $65 per person which includes instruction, rental clubs (if needed) and lunch. For more information, contact Jocelyn Castillo. Register online

Indian Law Section
Bar Preparation Scholarship and Attorney Achievement Award Reception
The 2015-2016 bar preparation scholarships will be awarded to third-year UNM School of Law students Jay C. McCray, Concetta R. Tsosie de Haro and Brian Smith. The section has selected Michael P. Gross and C. Bryant Rogers as recipients of the 2015 Achievement Award. Section members are invited to attend a reception for the scholarship awardees and attorney honorees at 6 p.m., April 28, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Paralegal Division
Law Day CLE
Attend the Division's Law Day CLE program (3.0 G) from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., April 30, at the State Bar Center. Topics include working with medicare, current issues in immigration and recent changes to the federal rules of Civil Procedure. More information.

Solo and Small Firm Section
Luncheon and Discussion of Relations with Cuba
Only a few weeks after President Obama's controversial visit to Cuba, David Serna, Leon Encinias and John Samore will present "The Emerging Future of Legal Relationships with Cuba" at noon, April 19, at the State Bar Center. Lunch is provided. R.S.V.P.
Other News
Mexican American Law Student Association
21st Annual Fighting for Justice Banquet
MALSA will award Hon. Justice Cruz Reynoso of the California Supreme Court (ret.) with the 2016 Fighting for Justice Award for his remarkable work in civil rights at the 21st Annual Fighting for Justice Banquet at 6 p.m., April 16, at Hotel Albuquerque. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be bought online.

New Mexico Women's Bar Association 
2016 Henrietta Pettijohn Awards Event
NMWBA will honor Antonia Roybal-Mack at the 2016 Henrietta Pettijohn Awards Event at 5:30-8:30 p.m., April 28, at the Albuquerque Country Club. For more information contact Peggy Graham
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.
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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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