April 14, 2017
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2017 Annual Meeting-Bench & Bar Conference
Registration Now Open! 
July 27-29 | Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort, Mescalero, N.M.
In addition to networking opportunities and entertainment, the Annual Meeting will provide a minimum of 12 CLE credits. A preliminary schedule is available and updates will be added as they become available. Visit www.nmbar.org/AnnualMeeting for registration, the preliminary schedule and more information.  
Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Legislative Update CLE Programs 
Several practice sections have scheduled CLE programs to discuss recent legislation introduced during the 2017 legislative session. Rep. Deborah Armstrong will present the Health Law Legislative Update on April 19, the Animal Law Section Legislative Roundup will be on May 5, and Fletcher R. Catron will present Legislative Updates to the Probate Code on May 17. For help, call 505-797-6020. 
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Carolyn A. Wolf Named Public Lawyer of the Year
Since 1996, the Public Law Section has presented the annual Public Lawyer Award to lawyers who have had distinguished careers in public service and who are not likely to be recognized for their contributions. Carolyn A. Wolf will be honored at 4 p.m., April 28, at the Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe.
Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting
Join the ADR Committee from noon-1:30 p.m., April 27, at the State Bar Center for a Committee meeting and presentation by Susan Barnes Anderson on the topic of reflecting and reframing advanced skills practice. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Gov. Martinez to Speak at Solo and Small Firm Section Presentation
The Solo and Small Firm Section will host Gov. Martinez from noon-1 p.m., May 9, at the State Bar Center. The Governor will speak to State Bar members on any lingering issues from the coming legislative special session and her vision for our state in the remainder of her second term and the future. Register online.
Volunteer in Albuquerque/Roswell for Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program
The Young Lawyers Division needs volunteers to provide brief legal advice to the public via phone from 8 a.m.-noon on April 29 for the annual Ask-a-Lawyer Law Day Call-in Program. More information
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Albuquerque Bar Association Law Day Luncheon
The annual Law Day luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Christina Armijo will present "14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy." Register online.
National College of Probate Judges Spring Conference in Santa Fe
Members of the State Bar are invited to attend the NCPJ Spring Conference May 17-20 at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe. A discounted registration rate applies until April 17. More details
Solitary Confinement and Prisoner Civil Rights CLE
The New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association presents "Solitary Confinement and Prisoner Civil Rights" (6.5 G) on May 5 in Albuquerque. Register online.
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