January 17, 2020
Upcoming Wills for Heroes Program
The Wills for Heroes program is seeking volunteer attorneys for its upcoming event from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 29 at the Bernalillo Fire Department, 6840 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque. Attorneys and non-attorneys may sign up here in order to volunteer for the event.

Since 2006, the New Mexico Young Lawyers Division has been implementing the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division national service project Wills for Heroes which provides wills, advance healthcare directives and powers of attorney free of charge to first-responders. Through the Wills for Heroes Program, attorneys are giving back to the community and "protecting those who protect us." Contact   Allison Block-Chavez with questions at ablockchavez@abqlawnm.com .
Upcoming Events

State Bar of New Mexico Events
  • Jan. 17: Application Deadline Equal Justice Conference Attendance Financial Assistance
  • Jan. 17: YLD Lunch with Judges: Judge Allison, Judge Hart, and Judge Levy
  • Jan. 18: YLD Mentorship Program Mock Interviews
  • Jan. 22: Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy Workshop
  • Jan. 22: Solo and Small Firm January Lunch Series: Hon. Edward L. Chavez
  • Jan. 22: YLD Lunch with Judges: Justice Barbara Vigil
  • Feb. 1: Arturo Jaramillo Clerkship Interviews
  • Feb. 5: Divorce Options Workshop
  • Feb. 18: Solo Small Firm February Lunch Series: Bob Huelskamp, Private Nuclear Security Contractor
  • Feb. 19: Appellate Practice Section Brown Bag Presentation with Justice Bacon and Justice Thomson

Court Events
  • Jan. 17: Second Judicial District Court Children's Court Abuse and Neglect Brown Bag

Legal Community Events
  • Feb. 3: Attorney Support Groups Substance Abuse
  • Feb. 5: Albuquerque Lawyers Club Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Feb. 5: New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Santa Fe Attorney Support Group Meeting
  • Feb. 6: Christian Legal Aid Fellowship Luncheon
  • Feb. 10: Attorney Support Groups Substance Abuse
  • Feb. 15: Legal Professionals Support Group focused on Depression/Anxiety
  • Feb. 11: Albuquerque Bar Association Membership Luncheon
  • Feb. 29: YLD Bernalillo County Wills for Heroes (Volunteers needed)
Important Announcements and Deadlines

State Bar Announcements and Deadlines
  • Announcing the 2020 Judicial Clerkship Program
  • Client Protection Fund Commission Vacancy
  • New Legal Professionals Support Group focused on Depression/Anxiety
  • Volunteer Attorneys/Paralegals Needed for Bernalillo Wills for Heroes
  • State Bar Hiring for One Open Position: IT Manager

Court Announcements and Deadlines 
  • New Mexico Court of Appeals Applicant Announcement
  • First Judicial District Court Notice of Mass Case Reassignment
  • Second Judicial District Court Destruction of Grand Jury Tapes
  • Fifth Judicial District Court Announcement of Vacancy
  • Eighth Judicial District Court Notice of Mass Case Reassignment
  • Thirteenth Judicial District Court Nominating Commission
  • Thirteenth Judicial District Court Announcement of Consideration of Additional Applications
In Case You Missed It

State Bar Classifieds and Career Center
Looking for a job? Have services to promote? Check out the State Bar's online classifieds and career center.

Recently Released Opinions by the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
  • 2019-NMSC-019, S-1-SC-36696, STATE . SLOAN
  • 2019-NMSC-020, S-1-SC-36537, STATE V. LENTE
  • 2019-NMCA-071, A-1-CA-36369, STATE . SLOAN
  • 2019-NMCA-072, A-1-CA-36212, GIANT CAB, INC. V. CT TOWING, INC.
  • 2019-NMCA-073, A-1-CA-36450, STATE V. FORD
  • 2019-NMCA-074, A-1-CA-36158, HAYGOOD V. USAA

More Content from New Mexico's Courts
• Clerk's Certificates
• Recent Rule Making Activity
• Court of Appeals Opinions List
2020 Licensing Certifications and Fees:
Due by Feb. 1, 2020
2020 State Bar licensing requirements are now due. To avoid late fees, submit by Feb. 1, 2020. In order to complete annual licensing requirements and pay by credit card, visit www.nmbar.org/licenserenewal . To request a PDF copy of the license renewal form, email license@nmbar.org. For questions, email license@nmbar.org . For technical support, email clopez@nmbar.org .

If you have already paid to renew your license, please disregard this notice.
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Upcoming Programs from the Center for Legal Education:
Make-up classes for the 2017-2019 compliance period have been added! If you are not compliant with Disciplinary Rule 17-204, take one of these opportunities to attend a replay or webcast replay before the Feb. 1 deadline to renew your State Bar license.

Basics of Trust Accounting: How to Comply with Disciplinary Board Rule 17-204 (1.0 EP)

Basics of Trust Accounting: How to Comply with Disciplinary Board Rule 17-204 (1.0 EP)
2019 Employment and Labor Law Institute (4.7 G, 1.0 EP)
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