August 11, 2017
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
The Basics of Trust Accounting: Complying with the Disciplinary Board Rule 17-204
Attend in at the State Bar Center or by Webcast!
Effective Dec. 31, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court adopted modifications to Rule 17-204 NMRA, which is the rule pertaining to attorney trust accounts. Among other things, the rule requires that once every three years, all licensed NM attorneys, with very limited exceptions as set forth in the Rule, take a one-hour trust accounting course approved by the New Mexico Disciplinary Board. Currently, the State Bar of New Mexico Center for Legal Education is the only approved course provider.  For more information, lawyers should carefully read Rule 17-204 NMRA. Six sessions are already scheduled through the end of the year with more to come. Find the session that works with your schedule. 
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Debate
The Criminal Law Section has partnered with New Mexico in Focus to bring members of the legal community and public a free Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Debate from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 15, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque and by live stream. Gene Grant, host of NMiF, Jeff Proctor, justice correspondent for NMiF, and Martha Burk, contributor to NMiF, will moderate the debate. Submit a question for the candidates.  Learn more about the candidates.
Professor David Stout Honored with Justice Pamela B. Minzner Outstanding Advocacy for Women Award
Join the Committee on Women and the Legal Profession in presenting the 2016 Justice Minzner Award to Professor Stout at a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 24, at the Albuquerque Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available. R.S.V.P.s are appreciated to Co-chairs Quiana Salazar-King or Laura Castille.
2017 Business Lawyer of the Year Award Open for Nominations
The Section will present the Award to a lawyer who demonstrates professionalism and integrity, superior legal service, exemplary service to the Section, and service to the public at a reception on Nov. 15. The deadline is Oct. 2. View the selection criteria and nomination instructions. Recent recipients include David Buchholz, Leonard Sanchez, John Salazar, Dylan O'Reilly, and Susan McCormack.
Trust and Estate Division Meeting Open to Section Membership
The Real Property, Trust and Estate Section Board of Directors overseeing the Trust and Estate Division will meet from noon-1 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the State Bar Center and by teleconference, and Section members are encouraged to attend. At the meeting, members will be updated on recent rule changes and brainstorm the Division's activities for the year. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
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