April 13, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
Pro Bono Representation: Managing Legal and Ethical Issues
Co-sponsors: Young Lawyers Division, The Volunteer Attorney Program 

12:20-4:45 p.m., April  20, 2018

State Bar Center (3.0 G, 1.0 EP )

Join the YLD at the State Bar Center for Pro Bono Representation: Managing the Legal and Ethical Issues. Registration is complimentary to those who sign up for two YLD Homeless Legal Clinics (minimum of two hours each) or to those who sign up to take on a pro-bono case through the Volunteer Attorney Program. This CLE will assist pro bono attorneys in serving a wide variety of client needs. Topics include communication style issues related to working with clients in poverty, Medicaid services, Section 8 housing issues and public benefits. Register now.
How To Practice Series: Demystifying Civil Litigation, Pt. I
Co-sponsors: Young Lawyers Division

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., April  27, 2018
State Bar Center and Live Webcast (6.0 G)

How to Practice attendees will participate in an interactive format using case studies, role plays, start to finish training in the "flow of the case",
example forms and checklists in electronic format training in core practice skills and how to avoid common pitfalls. Register now.
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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Animal Law Section
Animal Talk: Tethering
Join Alan Edmonds, the high-energy force behind Animal Protection of New Mexico's animal cruelty hotline at noon, April 27, at the State Bar Center for an Animal Talk covering an overview of a 2008 report that was produced by DPS to the Consumer and Public Affairs Committee as a result of House Memorial 19, current statutes and ordonnances in N.M. addressing tethering and a comparison of N.M. laws to other states, and efforts in community education on dog behavior, outreach and alternatives to tethering.
BBC to Make Appointment to the ABA House of Delegates 
The Board of Bar Commissioners will make one appointment to the American Bar Association House of Delegates for a two-year term, which will expire at the conclusion of the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting.  The delegate must be willing to attend meetings or otherwise complete his/her term and responsibilities without reimbursement or compensation from the State Bar. However, the ABA provides reimbursement for expenses to attend the ABA mid-year meetings.  Members who want to serve on the board must be a current ABA member in good standing and should send a letter of interest and brief résumé by May 4 to Kris Becker at kbecker@nmbar.org or fax to 505-828-3765.
Judicial Standards Commission
The Board of Bar Commissioners will make one appointment to the Judicial Standards Commission for a four-year term.  The time commitment for service on this Commission is substantial and the workload is voluminous. For full description of requirements click here. Members wishing to serve on the Commission send a letter of interest and brief résumé by May 4 to Kris Becker at kbecker@nmbar.org or fax to 505-828-3765.
Law Day CLE
Join the Paralegal Division from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., April 28, at the State Bar Center for Law Day CLE. This program will cover slip and fall accidents, personal injury claims and patent prosecution. Open to all attorneys and paralegals, $35 for paralegals division members, $50 paralegal non-members and $55 for attorneys
Solo and Small Firm Section Monthly Luncheon with Senator Harris
The Solo and Small Firm Section wraps up its spring luncheon presentations at noon on April 17, at the State Bar Center. The luncheon will feature one of the state's genuine natural wonders, Senator Fred Harris, former United States Senator and UNM associate professor, on "Being Fred Harris." All members of the bar, including judges, are invited to attend, enjoy a complimentary lunch and engage in vigorous discussion. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley at bhenley@nmbar.org
Wrangling with the Reframes of ADR Practice 
Join the ADR Committee at noon on April 26 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque where Diane Grover and Kathleen Oweegon will take attendees on the adventure of "Wrangling With Reframes". This highly interactive 1-hour learning and practice session is a great opportunity to have some fun and get some practice in this challenging and vital skill. Lunch will be provided during the presentation. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley at bhenley@nmbar.org. The Committee will meet from 11:30-noon in advance of the presentation.

Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Albuquerque Bar Association
Trevor Potter is the Law Day Luncheon Keynote Speaker
The Albuquerque Bar Association Annual Law Day Luncheon registration is now open! Join us from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 1, at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 1000 Woodward Pl NE in Albuquerque. With generous support from the Thornburg Foundation, our speaker this year is Trevor Potter. Potter is one of the country's most prominent and experienced campaign and election lawyers. To many, he is perhaps best known for his appearances on the Colbert Report as the lawyer for Stephen Colbert's Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, during the 2012 election. Register online or contact bhenley@nmbar.org to register by check.
Legal Issues Affecting the Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students in 2018 CLE
The Southwest Women's Law Center presents a live webinar from noon-1 p.m., April 27, that will  discuss the common obstacles that pregnant and parenting students face in accessing vital resources - such as education and affordable child care. Attendees will learn about laws that can be used to help pregnant and parenting students protect and advocate for their rights (1.0 G). $50 course registration.  For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Elena Rubinfeld at 505-244-0502 or erubinfeld@swwomenslaw.org.
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