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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
The 32nd Annual Bankruptcy Year in Review
The March 3 seminar focuses on developments in case law on bankruptcy issues in 2016, both nationally and locally. Also included are presentations by the Bankruptcy Judges for the District of New Mexico, the Assistant U.S. Trustee for the District of New Mexico, the Clerk of Court, and an ethics or professionalism presentation. 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 presents 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.
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.
Proposed Veterans Law Practice Section
The proposed section would be committed to addressing the professional interests of Veterans Law counsel, sharing best practices, and offering networking opportunities. Indicate your interest.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Investiture Ceremony for Judge Julie J. Vargas
Members of the legal community are invited to the investiture of Judge Vargas at 4 p.m., Feb. 17, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. A reception will follow.
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
International Exhibit - Reception and Talk for "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich"
Professor Sherri Burr will present a CLE, "Defining Others to Justify Abolishing Legal and Human Rights: Parallels between Jews in Nazi Germany and Free Blacks in Colonial Virginia." Event is from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Early registration is advised.
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