December 21, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
What Drug Dealers and Celebrities
Teach Lawyers about Professional Responsibility
9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 26, 2018
State Bar Center (3.0 EP). Register here.
Believe it or not, but the legal problems faced by some of the most notorious drug dealers actually allow us to understand the requirement to eliminate the barriers to justice for all. Plus, the issue that celebrities face gives us a chance to talk about conflicts, inclusion and substance abuse. Join the CLE Performer, Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he examines the intersection of several aspects of professional responsibility - access to justice, ethics, substance abuse and diversity...all in a way that will keep you engaged.
The Fear Factor: How Good Lawyers Get Into Ethical Trouble
1-4:15 p.m. Dec. 26, 2018
State Bar Center (3.0 EP). Register here.
The scariest stories that lawyers hear are those tales where responsible lawyers who care about acting in an ethically appropriate way end up getting into disciplinary trouble. In this program, Stuart Teicher, Esq., "the CLE Performer" reviews key rules that most lawyers sort-of know, but might not appreciate in detail. Learn the key things to watch out for in misrepresentation (Rule 4.1), conflicts (Rule 1.7), reporting misconduct (Rule 8.3), and more. You'll leave this seminar a safer, stronger attorney.
Find it Fast and Free (and Ethically) with Google, Fastcase 7.3, and Social Media Sites
9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Dec. 27, 2018
State Bar Center (4.0 G, 2.0 EP). Register here.
Join Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch in this fast-paced investigative and legal research seminar. They are internationally recognized CLE speakers and authors of seven American Bar Association Internet research books (including Google For Lawyers and Internet Legal Research on a Budget) and 14 editions of The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet-your 500-page bonus book at this seminar. They will show you how to become a Cybersleuth by unearthing information for FREE by creating better Google searches, mastering new Fastcase 7.3, and learning how to conduct social media research (ethically).
Children's Code: Delinquency Rules,
Procedures and the Child's Rights
12:30-3:15 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018
State Bar Center (1.5 G, 1.0 EP). Register here.
Co-sponsor: Children's Law Section and Young Lawyers Division

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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
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.
Solo and Small Firm Section
January Speaker Series Features Nancy Hollander
Nancy Hollander, one of the nation's top criminal defense attorneys, returns to speak on "Constitutional Rights under the New Presidential Administration." In previous presentations at Section luncheons, Hollander addressed this topic for the Bush and Obama administrations. She will offer her superb insights and moderate a vigorous discussion among all attendees. All members of the State Bar are welcome to attend and enjoy the hosted lunch at noon on Jan. 14 at the State Bar Center, simply by contacting Breanna Henley at
Solo and Small Firm Section SSF Roundtable in Las Cruces
The Solo and Small Firm Section invites Las Cruces area members to connect with other local attorneys to discuss their practice and learn from peers on practice management topics from technology to succession planning. Guests do not need to be a Section member to attend. Please join the section at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 11, at a location that will be announced soon. Following the Roundtable, there will be a mixer beginning at 5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. and send questions to Deian McBryde at or 505-465-9086. Thank you to the the Benjamin Law Firm and for their sponsorship of the event in Las Cruces.
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
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