April 20, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
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.
To browse the Center for Legal Education's full CLE offerings, click here


State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Animal Law Section
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.
Appellate Practice Section Luncheon
Join the Appellate Practice Section for a brown bag lunch at noon, May 18, at the State Bar Center with guest Judge Daniel Gallegos of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The lunch is informal and is intended to create an opportunity for appellate practitioners to learn more about the work of the Court. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own "brown bag" lunch. R.S.V.P. to Carmela Starace at cstarace@icloud.com
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. S ee flyer for details and R.S.V.P. to Yolanda Hernandez. Registration and payment will take place at the event. More information can be found at www.nmbar.org/ParalegalDivision under the "CLE Programs" tab.
Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Annual Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 State Bar of New Mexico Annual Awards to recognize those who have distinguished themselves or who have made exemplary contributions to the State Bar or legal profession in 2017 or 2018. The awards will be presented during the 2018 Annual Meeting Aug. 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo. The deadline for nominations is June 1. View the list of awards and requirements and nomination instructions at www.nmbar.org/Awards.
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 Law Day Luncheon
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.
Gina McCarthy, Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
Public Talk With Engaging Interactive Q&A on April 25, at 5:45-7 p.m. at the UNM School of Law in the Forum. McCarthy, led the EPA from 2013 to 2017, during a period that included passage of the federal Climate Action Plan, the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Climate Agreement. She will address sustainability, world health and climate change. The talk is free and open to the public, but attendees must register here online in advance.  
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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