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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
32nd Annual Bankruptcy Year in Review
Friday, March 3 - State Bar Center and Live Webcast
The seminar focuses on developments in case law on bankruptcy issues in 2016, both nationally and locally, with special emphasis on decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit B.A.P. and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico. Register today
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
State Bar Lawyer Referral Services Changes
The State Bar is implementing two changes to Lawyer Referral Services in 2017. First, all current LRS panel attorneys must renew their membership in the referral programs no later than Feb. 28. Second, LRS referral panel attorneys must have malpractice insurance in the  minimum amount recommended by NMRA 16-104 and certify that they have sufficient expertise in practice areas they accept referrals. Learn more about these updates in the Bar Bulletin or learn more about the Lawyer Referral Services.

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.
Meet and Greet with the Paralegal Division
Current and prospective Paralegal Division members are invited to a meet and greet event on March 16 at the State Bar Center. The Board will provide snacks and camaraderie at 4:30 p.m. with a Board meeting to follow at 5:30 pm. R.S.V.P. by March 14.
Nominations Open for Public Lawyer of the Year Award
The Public Law Section seeks nominations for its annual award which honors lawyers who have had distinguished careers in public service and who are not likely to be recognized for their contributions. Nominations should be made by March 17. Learn more about the award.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Sharpening Your Skills for Federal Court CLE
Retired BOP Operations Manager Jeff Carson will discuss re-entry guidelines and an update on the 10th Circuit at the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's March 10 CLE. Register now.
"The Emerging Threat of Fentanyl and Carfentanil" with Richard Stark
Retired DEA Group Supervisor Richard Stark will present at the next Albuquerque Lawyers Club luncheon at noon, March 1, at Seasons Patisserie & Grill. More information
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