In This Issue: September 2, 2016

Defined Fitness
Defined Fitness
Members, their employees, and immediate family members can enjoy a discounted rate of approximately $42/month (plus tax) with access to all five club locations, group fitness classes and free supervised child care.

Bring proof of SBNM membership. Contact Shawn Gale, or 505-814-2355.
From the Center for Legal Education
Wildlife and Endangered Species on Public and Private Lands-The Tipping Point

Friday, Sept. 9
State Bar Center and Live Webcast
6.0 G
Reduced registration fee available for Animal Law Section members
State Bar News
Animal Law Section
Blood Ivory Animal Talk: Wildlife Trafficking in the U.S.
Attorneys Ruth Musgrave and Susan George plus BioPark elephant staff will talk about what is being done in New Mexico to help save the species from extinction at 12:45-1:30 p.m., Sept. 10, at the ABQ BioPark Zoo Colores Education Building. Contact Judy Durzo.

Appellate Practice Section and YLD
Brown-bag Lunch with Judge Jonathan B. Sutin
The Brown-bag Lunch Series is informal and attendees are encouraged to bring their own brown-bag lunch. The event with Judge Sutin will be at noon, Sept. 9, at the State Bar Center. R.S.V.P. soon because space is limited.

Business Law Section  
Nominations Open for 2016 Business Lawyer of the Year
The Section seeks nominees that demonstrate professionalism and integrity, superior legal service, exemplary service to the Section or to business law in general, and service to the public. The deadline is Oct. 3. More information

Immigration Law Section
Citizenship/Naturalization Clinic
Immigration attorneys are needed to review citizenship application packets at a Citizenship/Naturalization Clinic from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 10, at ACE Leadership High School in Albuquerque. Law students, paralegals, and attorneys (all practice areas) are needed to help complete forms. Contact Eva Eitzen to volunteer.

Paralegal Division
Criminal Law/Civil Liabilities CLE
Attend "Criminal Law Civil Liabilities" (3.0 G), hosted by the Paralegal Division on Sept. 24, at the State Bar Center. View the full schedule and registration instructions online.

Young Lawyers Division
Recruitment for YLD/UNM Mentorship Program
Serve as a mentor for the YLD/UNMSOL Mentorship Program. Mentors get to meet law students and network and catch up with old classmates and friends. To sign up, send your practice area, email address and extra information to Sean FitzPatrick.

Volunteers Needed to Draft Wills in Roswell
Help provide simple wills, powers of attorney and advanced medical directives for first responders and their spouses at a Wills For Heroes event at 8:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 17, at Fire Station 1 in Roswell. To volunteer, contact Anna Rains.
Other News
Albuquerque Lawyers' Club
New Luncheon Season Kicks of with Judge Zamora
Judge M. Monica Zamora of the New Mexico Court of Appeals will be the guest speaker at the Albuquerque Lawyers' Club's first event of the season at noon, Sept. 7, at Season's in Albuquerque. Details are available at the Club's brand new website.
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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