August 31, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
2018 Family Law Institute: Hot Topics
in Family Law
8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 7, 2018
(5.0 G, 1.5 EP Friday only)
8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sept. 8, 2018
(6.0 G Saturday only)
State Bar Center
(11.0 G, 1.5 EP Both Days) 
Register here.

Co-sponsor: Family Law Section, Solo and Small Firm Section

Attendees may choose to attend Friday and/or Saturday individually, or attend both days. 
How to Practice Civil Litigation,
Pt. II - Taking and Defending
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13, 2018
State Bar Center  (4.5 G, 2.0 EP) Register here.

Co-sponsor: Young Lawyers Division 

Join us for the second part of our Civil Litigation topic in our new How to Practice Series! Attendees will experience an interactive format using case studies and speaker role plays, learn about the start to finish training in the "flow of the case," receive example forms and checklists in electronic format to use in practice and have training in core practice skills and how to avoid common pitfalls. 
29th Annual Appellate Practice Institute
8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sept. 14, 2018
State Bar Center  (5.5 G, 1.0 EP) Register here.

Co-sponsor: Appellate Practice Section

The program will feature an update on recent developments in appellate practice, reports from the appellate court clerks,
a chance to hear from Bonnie Stepleton, the new appellate mediator, and segments on administrative appeals, post-trial issues, and oral argument. Judge Harris L. Hartz from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will be the keynote speaker.
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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Animal Talk: Animal Cruelty
The Animal Law Section is pleased to host Captain Andi Taylor, a Commander with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department in Albuquerque, for an Animal Talk on animal cruelty, the evidence of the crime and the proper crime to charge when discovering different types of calls and evidence. Please join us at noon, Sept. 21, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley. A teleconference option is available for those unable to attend in person. Contact Breanna for call-in information.
Court of Appeals Candidate Forum
The Appellate Practice Section will host a Candidate Forum for the eight candidates running for the New Mexico Court of Appeals this Nov. Save the date for 4-6 p.m., Oct. 18, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The event will be live streamed at for those who cannot attend in person. Thank you to the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and Albuquerque Bar Association for their co-sponsorship of the event.
Fall Speaker Series Opens with U.S. Attorney John Anderson
U.S. Attorney John Anderson will open the Solo and Small Firm Section fall monthly speaker series with an address on  "Life Under the New Federal Justice Administration" from noon-1 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the State Bar Center. The presentation is open to all State Bar members and lunch will be provided with R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.  Visit to view the line-up of future speakers.
New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
Sponsors ABA Lawyer Retreat
NMJLAP is proud to sponsor the ABA Lawyer Retreat on Oct. 5 at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colo. The retreat will provide participants with tools they can implement right away to make their practice and personal life better. Register online at
Volunteers Needed for Veterans Civil Legal Clinic
The YLD seeks volunteers to staff the final Veterans Civil Legal Clinic of 2018 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, at the N.M. Veteran's Memorial located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE in Albuquerque. Volunteers should arrive at 8 a.m. for orientation and complimentary breakfast. The clinics offers veterans a broad range of veteran-specific and non-veteran specific legal services, including family law, consumer rights, worker's comp, bankruptcy, driver's license restoration, landlord/tenant, labor/employment and immigration. To volunteer, visit here. Mark your calendar with the 2019 clinic dates: Jan. 8, March 12, June 11 and Sept. 10.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community  
Albuquerque Bar Association Luncheon
The Albuquerque Bar Association is pleased to announce gubernatorial candidate Representative Steve Pearce. Pearce will be speaking at the ABA's monthly luncheon on Sept. 11, from noon-1 p.m. at the Hyatt in downtown Albuquerque. The lunch is $30 for members of the ABA and $40 for non-members. There is a $5 charge for walk-ups and day-of registration. To register contact the ABA's interim executive director Deborah Chavez at or 505-842-6626.
Albuquerque Lawyers' Club Announces the start of its 2018-2019 Season
Albuquerque Lawyers' Club announces the start of its 2018-19 season. Membership dues for the year are $250. Nine lunch meetings will be held at Seasons Restaurant on the first Wednesday of each month, at noon, Sept.-May. We also welcome attendance from non-members at a cost of $30 in advance, or $35 on the day of. The first meeting will be held Wed. Sept 5, noon at Seasons Restaurant, at 2031 Mountain Rd., NW, Albuquerque. For information, contact Yasmin Dennig at
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