In This Issue: January 29, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Judges Needed for National Animal Law Moot Court
Practice sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-9 p.m.) and Sundays (5-7 p.m.) through Feb. 17
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2016 Annual Meeting- Bench & Bar Conference
Aug. 18-20, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Santa Fe
Save the date!
Keynote Speaker: 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
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Center for Legal Education
New at the Center for Legal Education in 2016!

This conference is for new and seasoned practitioners who want to learn about recent developments in the 10th Circuit case law and the Federal District Court (5.0 G, 2.0 EP) Register today!
State Bar News
A Message From State Bar President
J. Brent Moore 
On Dec. 9, 2015, it was my great honor to be sworn-in by the New Mexico Supreme Court as the 120th president of the State Bar of New Mexico. Being President of the State Bar is both an honor and a responsibility, and I commit to you that I will do my best to represent the State Bar in a manner befitting the office during the coming year. Realizing that I am just one of many who have served... Read more
Public Lawyer of the Year Award
Open for Nominations
The Public Law Section is accepting nominations for the Public Lawyer of the Year Award, which will be presented at the state capitol on April 29. View previous recipients and award criteria.

'Verbal Alchemy of a Trial Lawyer'
with Randi McGinn

Solo and Small Firm Section Presentation Series
Randi McGinn will present "The Verbal Alchemy of a Trial Lawyer: Challenges, Mistakes and Funny Stories from 36 years in the Courtroom" at noon, Feb. 16, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The luncheon is free and open to all members of the bench and bar. Lunch is provided to those who R.S.V.P.
Other News
Albuquerque Lawyers Club
Briggs Cheney to Speak at February Luncheon
The Feb. 3 meeting of the Albuquerque Lawyers Club, Briggs Cheney will present "Pareto, De Moivre, Lorenz, Bill W. and Other Musings of One Lawyer's Approach to the Practice of Law" at noon at Season's Rotisserie and Grille. For more information, contact Yasmin Dennig.

Center for Civic Values
Judges Needed for High School Mock Trial Competition
The Gene Franchini New Mexico High School Mock Trial Competition is in need of judges for the regional and state rounds. The regional competition will be held Feb. 19-20 and the state competition will be held March 18-19. Sign up online or contact Kristen at CCV at 505-764-9417.
New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program
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Free Confidential 24-Hour Helpline
Judges: 888-502-1289
Attorneys and Law Students: 505-228-1948 or 800-860-4914

Support Groups
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Second Monday of the month: 5:30 p.m. (to attend by teleconference, 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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