December 14, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
Practice Management Skills for
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018
State Bar Center (5.0 G, 1.0 EP). Register here.
Co-sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
 Whether recently admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico or established in your practice, practice management skills are necessary to become a successful practitioner. This full day course will cover essential information in practice management, handling client relations, maintaining self-care, cultivating diversity and cultural competence and how the State Bar of New Mexico can support you throughout your career. This program fulfills the Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program requirement for newly licensed attorneys currently enrolled in the program.
Gain the Edge!® Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 2018
State Bar Center (5.0 G, 1.0 EP). Register here.
This seminar will help approach negotiations with a strategic mindset. And make no mistake - no matter how much you've negotiated, you can still learn. Adding that one new tactic may be the difference between winning and walking away empty-handed. Martin Latz is one of the nation's leading experts and instructors on negotiating techniques. A Harvard Law honors graduate, Marty will help make you a more effective lawyer.
To browse the Center for Legal Education's full CLE offerings, click here

State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
2019 Licensing Certifications and Fees Due by Feb. 1, 2019
2019 State Bar licensing requirements are now due. To avoid late fees, submit by Feb. 1, 2019. In order to complete annual licensing requirements, visit
Cannabis Law Section
Board of Directors Meeting Open to Membership
On Aug. 9, the Board of Bar Commissioners approved a membership petition to form a State Bar of New Mexico Cannabis Law Section. The Section's Board of Directors will meet from 9-10 a.m., Dec. 20, at the State Bar Center and the general State Bar membership is invited to attend, share ideas and enroll in the Section. Please R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley. Visit to join the Section.
Minimum Continuing Legal Education Compliance Deadline Approaching
Dec. 31, is the last day to COMPLETE 2018 Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements. Jan. 31, 2019, is the last day to SUBMIT 2018 credits without penalty. For a list of upcoming MCLE approved courses, visit Contact MCLE with questions at  505-821-1980 or
New Mexico State Bar Foundation Staff Opening
The New Mexico State Bar Foundation seeks a helpline staff attorney for the Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP). This position is for 30 hours/week and includes an excellent benefits package. Click here for the full description and application instructions.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community   
Albuquerque Lawyers Club Monthly Lunch Meeting
The Albuquerque Lawyers Club invites members of the legal community to a Meet and Greet lunch meeting, featuring the new members of the NM Court of Appeals. Judge Miles Hanisee will be introducing Judges Kristina Borgadus, Megan Duffy, Jacqueline R. Medina and Briana H. Zamora. The lunch meeting will be held at noon on Jan. 9, 2019, at Seasons Restaurant, located at 2031 Mountain Road, NW, Albuquerque. The cost is free to members and $30 for non-members. For more information email
Justice Mary Walters 2019 Honoree Nomination
Each year, the Women's Law Caucus chooses an outstanding woman in the New Mexico legal community to honor in the name of former Justice Mary Walters, the first woman appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court.  The Women's Law Caucus will be accepting nominations until Dec. 15. View the nomination form and email it to Law Caucus at
New Mexico Supreme Court Reception
Join the New Mexico Supreme Court for a reception in honor of the outstanding judicial careers of
The Hon. Petra Jimenez Maes
The Hon. Charles W. Daniels
The Hon. Gary L. Clingman
The reception will be at 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 20, at the Supreme Court Law Library, 237 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe. Join the New Mexico Supreme Court in extending well wishes and appreciation to all three judges upon their impending retirements from the New Mexico State Judiciary.
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