February 2, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
How to Practice Series: Adult Guardianship
Co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


 
Attendees will learn prerequisites to adult guardianship, the flow of an adult guardianship case, the role of third party professionals, the role of the guardian and the rights of the protected person. The program includes a mock interview with the alleged incapacitated person and a mock guardianship hearing to help attendees get the hands-on basic skills they can use right away.
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
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.
Volunteers Needed for Rio Rancho Wills for Heroes
The YLD is seeking volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students to help provide free wills for its Wills for Heroes event for Rio Rancho first-responders from 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 24, at Loma Colorado Main Library, in Rio Rancho. Volunteers should arrive at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast and orientation.  Click here to volunteer.
Proposed Cannabis Law Section
Interested in becoming a part of history and joining a proposed brand-new State Bar Cannabis Law Section? The Cannabis Law Section shall strive to be the preeminent legal section dedicated to addressing and solving all cannabis law issues as they involve the New Mexico medical cannabis program, cannabis legislation, the interplay between the State Bar of New Mexico and the cannabis industry, litigation issues concerning cannabis, and any other issue concerning current and future laws, rules and regulation relating to cannabis. If you are interested in this proposed practice section, click here to sign the petition. 
YLD UNMSOL Summer Fellowship Open Now   
The Young Lawyers Division offers two $3,000 summer fellowships to UNM School of Law students who are interested in working in public interest law or the government sector. The fellowship awards are intended to provide the opportunity for law students to work for public interest entities or in the government sector in an unpaid position.View the full requirements online. Email applications to Breanna Henley by 5 p.m., March 23 for consideration. 
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Free CLE: Balancing the Scales   
Attend dinner and a screening of the documentary "Balancing the Scales" followed by a moderated discussion with New Mexico attorney Elizabeth Phillips from 5-7:30 p.m., March 1, at the UNM School of Law. The documentary delves into the challenges women lawyers have faced historically and still face today. This program has been approved by MCLE for 2.0 EP, sponsored by the UNM School of Law. Dinner is provided by the Committee on Women and the Legal Profession and the UNMSOL Women's Law Caucus. Special thank you to New Mexico PBS for supplying a copy of the film and permitting this special showing. R.S.V.P. to Laura Castille by Feb. 28.
The New Mexico Women's Bar Association Seeks Nominations   
The New Mexico Women's Bar Association seeks nominations for its Support for Women In the Law award, to be awarded to a law firm or other organization actively engaged in promoting a culture of success for women attorneys in New Mexico.  Submit nominations to Margaret (Peggy) Graham at mgraham@pbwslaw.com by Feb. 2, by providing the name of the firm or office and the reasons for the nomination.
Albuquerque Lawyers Club February Luncheon 
The Albuquerque Lawyers Club invites members of the legal community to its meeting at noon, Feb. 7, at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill in Albuquerque. Alex Bregman's father, formerly known as Sam Bregman, is the featured speaker. He will present "Defensive Specialists: the Boyd case and Alex's championship experience." The luncheon is free to members; $30 for non-members in advance; and $35 at the door. For more information, contact Yasmin Dennig or 505-844-3558.

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