In This Issue: February 12, 2016



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2016 Annual Meeting-
Bench & Bar Conference

Aug. 18-20, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Santa Fe

Save the date!
Keynote speaker:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Accommodations provided by the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

Special rates available through July 27 (or until sold out)

You're Invited! 
4 p.m., Feb. 26, State Bar Center

The State Bar is proud of the dedication and service that our membership has given to the legal profession and the public. State Bar President J. Brent Moore will honor attorneys celebrating 2
5 and 50 years of service. More information
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). Attend in person or by live webcast. Register today!
State Bar News
'Animal Rescue Adoption Contracts'
Animal Law Section Animal Talk Series
Guy Dicharry will present "Animal Rescue Adoption Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code" at noon on Feb. 24 at the State Bar Center. Cookies and drinks will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Evann Kleinschmidt.

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
New Mexico trial lawyer 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. to Evann Kleinschmidt
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.
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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