Reforming the Criminal Justice System Speakers at this program on March 10 will present their unique perspectives on the criminal justice system. Presenters include exoneree-turned attorney Jarret Adams, National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Board Member Joanne Katz, Council of State Governments Justice Center Policy Advisor Carl Reynolds and two wrongfully convicted individuals.
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
2017 Annual Meeting-Bench & Bar Conference July 27-29, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort, Mescalero, N.M.
Rates start at $139.99 for a standard room (per night plux tax). Mention your State Bar of New Mexico affiliation for exclusive rates. Call 800-545-9011. Reserve your room by June 26.
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Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Stephen G. French The YLD and Appellate Practice Section present the next in a series of informal brown bag lunches with the judiciary. Join Judge French at noon, March 3, at the State Bar Center. R.S.V.P. to Zach Ives.
Random Walk Through Jurisprudence with Judge Roderick Kennedy (ret.) The Solo and Small Firm Section's luncheon speaker series on unique law-related subjects continues with retired Judge Roderick T. Kennedy, discussing "A Random Walk Through Jurisprudence, Science and the Liberal Arts" from noon-1 p.m., Feb. 21, at the State Bar Center. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Volunteers Needed for Wills for Heroes in Albuquerque The Young Lawyers Division seeks volunteers to provide free wills, healthcare and financial powers of attorney and advanced medical directives for APD officers. Contact Allison Block-Chavez to volunteer.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
The Constitution at a Crossroads with Akhil Reed Amar Legal scholar and "West Wing" consultant Akhil Reed Amar will present an engaging talk and Q&A at 6:15 p.m., Feb. 16, at the UNM School of Law. Early Registration is advised. More information
Discounted Lift Tickets Available for Ski Santa Fe (Full- and Half-Day) Join the First Judicial District Bar Association at Ski Santa Fe on Feb. 25. Families are welcome. Read more about Ski Santa Fe. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Mark Cox.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Dementia and Its Impact on Lawyers and Judges The State Bar of Arizona will offer a free webcast addressing how to recognize dementia, the responsibilities of those faced with it and available resources at 10-11:15 a.m., Feb. 15. Register online.
Nominations Sought for 2017 Henrietta Pettijohn Award The NMWBA is now accepting nominations for the Award which honors an attorney, male or female, who has done an exemplary job of advocating for the causes of women in the legal profession. The deadline is Feb. 12. More information
Regional Indigenous Consultation with UN Special Rapporteur
The UNM School of Law will host UN Special Rapporteur, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz's visit during a Regional Indigenous Consultation focusing on energy development at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 25, in Room 2401 at the UNMSOL. More information