January 5, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education

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, call 505-797-6020 or register now.
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.

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.
Mark Rudd Opens Spring Solo and Small Firm Monthly Speaker Series 
Former UNM and CNM associate professor Mark Rudd, who has been organizing fifty years for social justice, will address "Life in the Second Gilded Age" from noon-1 p.m., Jan. 16, at the State Bar Center. The presentation is open to all and lunch will be provided with R.S.V.P.

Young Lawyers Division Seeks Liaisons 
YLD Liaison position is an excellent way to become involved with a practice section, the YLD, and to make an invaluable contribution to the numerous programs and services that the State Bar is able to offer its members and the public. Visit here to view the functions of a YLD Liaison and to submit your interest by Jan. 12.
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