December 29, 2017
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
2018 Legislative Preview with Richard C. Minzner
9:30-11:45 a.m., Jan. 5, 2018,
State Bar Center and Live Webcast (2.0 G)

The 2018 Legislative Preview will include an inside look at the agendas of Gov. Susana Martinez and the Republican party as well as the Democratic agenda. Speakers include Richard C. Minzner of the Rodey Law Firm, Rep. Nathaniel "Nate" Gentry and Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas. Don't miss this program which is popular each year.  Register now.


The New Mexico State Bar Foundation announces its brand new "How to Practice" series, providing practitioners with hands-on basic skills they can use right away. Attendees will receive an overview of substantive law, hands-on training (including sample forms) and ethics/professionalism. Mark your calendars for Adult Guardianship (Feb. 2), Non-probate Transfers (March 6), Probate (March 23) and Civil Litigation (May 4). Watch for Family Law later in the year. For more information, email or call 505-797-6020.
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
BBC Appointments to New Mexico Legal Aid Board and State Bar ATJ Fund Grant Commission
The Board of Bar Commissioners will make three appointments to New Mexico Legal Aid Board and two appointments to the  newly created State Bar of New Mexico ATJ Fund Grant Commission. View the full notice here. Send a letter of interest and brief résumé to Kris Becker by Jan. 10, 2018.

YLD Seeks Volunteers for Homeless Legal Clinic in Albuquerque 
Volunteer attorneys are needed to staff the Homeless Legal Clinic on Jan. 18, from 9-11 a.m. (orientation at 8:30 a.m.), at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. To find out how you can serve, contact YLD Region 2 Director Kaitlyn Luck 

Board of Bar Commissioners Vacancy
A vacancy exists in the Third Bar Commissioner District, representing Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties. Active status members with a principal place of practice located in the Third Bar Commissioner District are eligible to apply. View the requirements. Members interested in serving on the Board should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Kris Becker by Feb. 9.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
NMWBA Seeks Nominations for Henrietta Pettijohn Award  
The New Mexico Women's Bar Association invites nominations for the annual Henrietta Pettijohn award, established to honor an attorney, female or male, who has, over the previous year(s), done an exemplary job of advancing the causes of women in the legal profession. Nominations, along with a brief explanation as to why this attorney should be honored with the award, should be sent to Peggy Graham by Dec. 29. 
Vince Ward to Speak at Albuquerque Lawyers Club January Meeting
Vince Ward to Speak at Albuquerque Lawyers Club January Meeting
Vince Ward will present "United States v. Chelsea Manning: Government Leaks, National Security, and Why Chelsea's Case Should Matter To Us All" at noon, Jan. 3, 2018, at Seasons Restaurant. The cost is free to members and $30 non-members in advance or $35 at the door. For more information, e-mail ydennig@Sandia.gov.
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