June 15, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
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Basic Guide To Appeals for Busy Trial Lawyers (2018)
9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., June 22, 2018
Live Replay, State Bar Center (3.0 G)

This presentation will be in two parts. The first will discuss the basics of preserving issues for appeal, with a focus on areas where waiver often happens. Presenters will also describe the basics of the appellate process in New Mexico's state courts and in the Tenth Circuit: the filing of a notice of appeal; superseades bonds in cases with money judgments; docketing statements and the calendaring process; and the timeline for submission to a panel, oral argument, and decision.  Register now.
How To Practice Series: Probate and Non-Probate Transfers
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 22, 2018
Live Replay, State Bar Center (4.0 G, 2.0 EP)

This program  will provide 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. Register now.
Strategies for Well-being and Ethical Practice (2017)
1-3 p.m., June 22, 2018
Live Replay, State Bar Center (2.0 EP)
Legal professionals experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety and substance abuse than the general population. Building a toolbox of effective strategies for coping with stress and knowing how to access outside resources is essential to reducing the incidence of mental health and substance abuse problems among our members. This session examines how the high-stress nature of the legal profession can lead to personal and professional issues and explores science-based strategies for improving well-being and professionalism. Register now.
How To Avoid Potential Malpractice Pitfalls in the Cloud
1 1-Noon, June 22, 2018
Webinar, Online Course Only (1.0 EP)
This webinar will also discuss: Security vulnerabilities related to documents, emails and e-discovery, the potential metadata nightmare and how to properly delete client data, assign passwords, and dispose of computer equipment while protecting client privacy. Register now
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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
2018 Annual Meeting
Registration Is Now Open!
This year's conference will include prominent speakers like Michael Morton, Stuart Teicher, Mark Homer and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to receive all 12 CLE credits for the year through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions. Get excited for the annual golf outing, receptions, Texas Tech Red Raider Hospitality Lounge, a live auction for charity and other professional and networking events. This year we will feature many health and wellness events including poolside yoga, a guided trail walk, guided meditation and more! Don't delay - early registration savings through June 29. Take advantage of our special room rate at the Tamaya through July 18. For registration, lodging information and other details, visit www.nmbar.org/annualmeeting.
Animal Talk: Audubon Society
2018 is the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the "Year of the Bird" as declared by the Audubon Society. The MBTA prohibits "take" of protected migratory bird species. Until December 2017, the prohibitions on "take" included incidental take. The U.S. Department of Justice prosecuted individuals and businesses for violations of the MBTA take provisions. On Dec. 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Interior Solicitor issued an opinion redefining "take" to exclude incidental take. What effect will the opinion have on MBTA enforcement? Join Jonathan Hayes, executive director New Mexico Audubon Society, at noon on June 29 at the State Bar Center to learn more. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley at bhenley@nmbar.org
Risk Management Advisory Board
The The president of the State Bar of New Mexico is required to appoint one attorney to the Risk Management Advisory Board for a four-year term.  The appointee is requested to attend the Risk Management Advisory Board meetings. For a full description of the duties and responsibilities of the advisory board, pursuant to §15-7-5 NMSA 1978, click here. Members who want to serve on the board should send a letter of interest and brief résumé by June 8 to Kris Becker at kbecker@nmbar.org or fax to 505-828-3765.
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Board
The president of the State Bar is required to appoint one attorney to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Board for a three-year term.  The appointee is expected to attend the Annual Trustees Meeting and the Annual Institute, make annual reports to the appropriate officers of their respective organizations, actively assist the Foundation on its programs and publications and promote the programs, publications and objectives of the Foundation. Members who want to serve on the board should send a letter of interest and brief résumé by July 2 to Kris Becker at kbecker@nmbar.org or fax to 505-828-3765.
Nominate a Colleague for the 2017 Justice Pamela B. Minzner Award
The Committee on Women and the Legal Profession seeks nominations of New Mexico attorneys who have distinguished themselves during 2017 by providing legal assistance to women who are underrepresented or under deserved, or by advocating for causes that will ultimately benefit and/or further the rights of women. Submit 1-3 nomination letters describing the work and accomplishments of the nominee that merit recognition to Quiana Salazar-King by June 29. The award ceremony will be held on Aug. 30 at the Albuquerque Country Club. This award is named for Justice Pamela B. Minzner, whose work in the legal profession furthered the causes and rights of women throughout society. 
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Third District Court Opening Clerk's Office During Lunch Hour 
The Third Judicial District Court announced it is changing the hours of operation of the Court Clerk's office to improve customer service and meet the needs of the community. Beginning July 2, the court will remain open during the noon hour from noon-1 p.m. This change will provide public access to the Clerk's office, where visitors may obtain court records, file documents and conduct other business. The Jury Division and Self-Help Division also will be open to the public. The Court's Self-Help Center provides general information - not legal advice - for people representing themselves in civil cases and offers assistance with court forms. The business hours of the Doña Ana County Courthouse will remain 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, except holidays. To accommodate the change in hours, the Clerk's office will close to the public at 4 p.m. to allow court workers to complete daily administrative duties. The court will make arrangements to accept emergency filings after 4 p.m. and will post instructions on its website as the July 2, effective date nears for the new hours of operation.
ABA Retirement Funds Program Hosting a Free Webinar
ABA Retirement Funds Program is hosting a free webinar June 20, at 1 p.m. on Women and Retirement: Despite the many roadblocks and challenges, women are poised to be good savers. In this webinar we will define what it means to "save like a girl" by understanding the challenges women face when it comes to earning, saving and investing, and will discuss the solutions to improving financial outcomes. Click here to register. 

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