June 2, 2017
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2017 Annual Meeting-Bench & Bar Conference
2017 Annual Awards Recipients
The Annual Awards will be presented July 28 during the Annual Meeting at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. We hope you will join us to celebrate these individuals and programs who have made exemplary contributions to the legal profession. More information and Annual Meeting registration
Scott M. Curtis: Distinguished Bar Service Award
Cathy Ansheles: Distinguished Bar Service Non-lawyer Award
Hon. Elizabeth E. Whitefield: Justice Pamela B. Minzner Professionalism Award
YLD Wills for Heroes Program: Outstanding Legal Program Award
Spencer L. Edelman: Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award
Stephen C. M. Long: Robert H. LaFollette Pro Bono Award
Hon. Michael D. Bustamante: Seth D. Montgomery Distinguished Judicial Service Award
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Animal Talk: Protecting Pollinators:  Laws, Policies, and Action
Julie McIntyre, pollinator coordinator for the Southwest Region 2 of U.S. Fish and Wildlife, will discuss the importance of pollinators, along with federal, state and tribal protections for pollinators from noon-1 p.m., June 22, at the State Bar Center and by teleconference. R.S. V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Appointment of Young Lawyer Delegate to ABA House of Delegates
The BBC will make one appointment of a young lawyer delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates for a two-year term. View requirements of the position. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and brief résumé by June 16 to Kris Becker.
Donate to the Committee on Women's Professional Clothing Closet
The Committee on Women and the Legal Profession seeks gently used, dry cleaned professional clothing donations for their professional clothing closet. Drop off donations at the West Law Firm or call 505-243-4040 to set up a time to visit the closet.
How to Get Published in an Ethical Way: Telling Your N.M. Legal Story
Join Jonathan Miller, experienced attorney and published author, for a discussion about how to get published in today's changing environment and how to protect oneself from pitfalls from 1:30-2:30 p.m., June 24, at the State Bar Center and by teleconference. More information.
Support our Veterans and Volunteer
The Veterans Legal Clinic seeks volunteer attorneys to provide brief civil legal advice to veterans in areas of civil law. Clinics are 8:30-11 a.m. (breakfast and volunteer orientation at 8 a.m.), June 13 and Sept. 12 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque. To volunteer, contact Keith Mier.
Volunteers Needed for Wills for Heroes Rio Rancho
Volunteers are needed to provide wills, healthcare and financial powers of attorney and advanced medical directives for Rio Rancho police officers during a Wills for Heroes workshop from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 10, at the Loma Colorado Main Library in Rio Rancho. To volunteer, contact Sonia Russo.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
DNA and Digital Forensic Evidence with NMCDLA
Join the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on June 9 for a "Fighting Forensics" CLE (6.0  G), annual membership meeting and Driscoll Award Ceremony. Register online.
Free CLE for Volunteers: Representing Victims of Domestic Violence
The Volunteer Attorney Program and Justice for Families Project presents a CLE, "Representing Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Family Law Cases" (2.0 G) from 3-5 p.m., June 16, at New Mexico Legal Aid. The CLE is free for VAP volunteers or attorneys willing to sign up. Contact Carmen Cortez.
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