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From your Digital Print Center 
From the Center for Legal Education
Indian Law in 2016:
What Indian Law Practitioners Need to Know
Thursday, Nov. 3
State Br Center and Live Webcast
1.0 G, 2.0 EP
Registration and Agenda 
Mindful Mediation Skills for the Lawyer (and Non-Lawyer) Handling Conflict Resolution  
Friday, Nov. 4
State Bar Center and Live Webcast
5.2 G, 1.0 EP
Registration and Agenda 
State Bar News
Board of Bar Commissioners
Appointments to Boards and Commissions
The BBC will make appointments to the Client Protection Commission; Commission on Professionalism; and the New Mexico Legal Aid Board. Members who want to serve should send a letter of interest and brief resume by Dec. 1 to Executive Director Joe Conte. View the full notice.
Court News
New Mexico Supreme Court 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.
Other News
Albuquerque Bar Association
Nominations Outstanding Lawyer and Judge Awards
Nominate an attorney or judge who upholds personal integrity, legal skills and professional competence, contributions to the bar, contributions outside the profession or any other accomplishment that improves the image of the legal profession. Submit nominations to Terah Beckmann by Nov. 9.

November Membership Luncheon
The noon luncheon on Nov. 1 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel will feature Dr. Cheryl Willman, UNM Comprehensive Cancer. Afterwards, attorneys with Montgomery & Andrews will present a CLE "Health Care Fraud and Abuse Panel" (2.0 G). Register online.

Albuquerque Lawyers Club
Luncheon: Journalism and the Law
Karen Moses, managing editor of the Albuquerque Journal, will present "The Unique and Crucial Relationship between Journalism and the Law" at noon, Nov. 2, at Seasons Restaurant in Albuquerque. More information.
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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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