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In This Issue: November 25, 2016


Fee Arbitration Program
This program helps to resolve fee disputes between attorneys and their clients or between attorneys.
From the Center for Legal Education

The Center for Legal Education has scheduled a course every day in December! Choose from Live Seminars, Live Webcasts, Live Replays, Teleseminars and On-Demand self study. Browse the schedule. 

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State Bar News
Appellate Practice Section and YLD
Brown Bag Lunch with Judge James J. Wechsler 
Judge James J. Wechsler of the New Mexico Court of Appeals will be the guest at the Appellate Practice Section's brown bag lunch at noon, Dec. 2, at the State Bar Center. R.S.V.P. with Tim Atler.
Board of Bar Commissioners
Vote in Online Election Through Nov. 30! 
Voting will be conducted electronically for the Board of Bar Commissioners election in the Seventh Bar Commissioner District. View the candidate biographies and voting procedures in the Nov. 9 Bar Bulletin.

Appointments to Boards and Commissions
The BBC will make appointments to the Client Protection Commission (one appointment, three-year term); Commission on Professionalism (one lawyer position, one non-lawyer position, two year terms); and the New Mexico Legal Aid Board (one appointment, three year term). Send a letter of interest and brief résumé by Dec. 1 to Executive Director Joe Conte.

Commissioner Vacancies
Vacancies exist on the Board of Bar Commissioners in the First and Third Bar Commissioner districts. View the full notice. Members interested in serving on the Board should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Executive Director Joe Conte by Jan. 16, 2017. 
Other News
Albuquerque Lawyers Club
CLE: 13th Century Ethical Pointers for 21st Century Problems
Jack Clark Robinson, OFM, the Minister Provincial of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province of the Franciscans, will present at the Club's next luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 7, at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill. More information.

New Mexico Court of Appeals
Announcement Judicial Vacancy
A vacancy will occur due to the retirement of Judge Roderick T. Kennedy. The deadline for application is 5 p.m., Dec. 8. Those who meet the statutory qualifications (Article VI, Section 28, New Mexico Constitution) are invited to apply. View details and apply.

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Two CLEs to Fulfill Ethics Requirements
NMCDLA presents two CLEs to help attorneys fill their ethics credits requirements. On Dec. 2, attend "Clients First: Understanding Your Role as an Advocate" in Albuquerque (4.0 G, 2.5 EP) and and "Latest Techniques in Trial Skills & Sentencing" on Dec. 16 in Las Cruces (3.5 G, 2.0 EP). Register online.

UNM School of Law Women's Law Caucus
Award Nominations
Nominate an outstanding women in the New Mexico legal community for the Justice Mary Walters Award. Send nominee's name, title/organization and qualifications to Lindsey Goodwin by Nov. 30.
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., First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque
Second Monday of the month: 5:30 p.m., UNM Law Library King Room (or attend by teleconference: dial 1-866-640-4044 and enter 7976003#)
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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