April 6, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
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Diversity Issues Ripped From the Headlines, II
Co-sponsors: Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession, Indian Law Section, New Mexico Black Lawyers Association,New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, New Mexico Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, New Mexico Women's Bar Association, Committee on Women and the Legal Profession, Young Lawyers Division

8:55 a.m.-4:15 p.m., April 
13, 2018
State Bar Center and Live Webcast (5.0 G, 1.0 EP )

This presentation will cover many topics such as race and immigration in New Mexico, protecting Native American women's rights and tribal sovereignty through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), when businesses discriminate against LGBT customers and still fighting for equality defending DACA, eliminating racial bias and other NAACP projects. Register now.
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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
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.  Receiving, reviewing, and analyzing substantial quantities of electronic documents are necessary to prepare for Commission matters.  Strict adherence to constitutional, statutory, and regulatory authority governing the Commission is mandatory, expressly including but not limited to confidentiality.  Commissioners meet at least six (6) times per year for approximately three hours per meeting. In addition to regular meetings, the Commission schedules at least three (3) week long trailing dockets of trials.  Additional trials, hearings or other events may be scheduled on special settings.  Additionally, mandatory in-house training sessions may periodically take place.  Unless properly recused or excused from a matter, all Commissioners are required to faithfully attend all meetings and participate in all trials and hearings.  Appointees should come to the Commission with limited conflicts and must continually avoid, limit, or eliminate conflicts with the Commission's cases, Commission members, Commission staff and with all others involved in Commission matters.  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.
Wrangling with the Reframes" of ADR Practice 
Join us at noon on April 26 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque where Diane Grover and Kathleen Oweegon will take us 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.
Animal Law Section
Animal Talk: Tethering
Join the 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.
Paralegal Division Seeks CLE Speakers
The Paralegal Division is looking for an attorney to present at our Law Day CLE seminar for attorneys and paralegals.  The seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon, on April 28, at the offices of the State Bar of New Mexico.  If you are interested, email Lynette Rocheleau at laroche@sandia.gov with your topic.
Deadline Approaching to Nominate a Public Lawyer of the Year
The Public Law Section is accepting nominations for the Public Lawyer of the Year Award, which will be presented at the state capitol at 4 p.m. on April 27. Visit www.nmbar.org/publiclaw to view previous recipients and award criteria. Nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 9. Send nominations to Section Chair Chris Melendrez at cmelendrez@cabq.gov. The selection committee will consider all nominated candidates and may nominate candidates on its own. 
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
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Legal Issues Affecting the Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students in 2018 CLE
Noon- 1 p.m., April 27, 2018 
The Southwest Women's Law Center presents a live webinar 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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