June 22, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
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June Webinar Series: Ethics and the Virtual World of Lawyering
Effective Communications With Clients, Colleagues and Staff
11 a.m.-Noon June 25, 2018
Webinar, Online Course Only (1.0 EP). Register here.


Ethical Issues and Implications on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn
11 a.m.-Noon June 26, 2018
Webinar, Online Course Only (1.0 EP). Register here.



Social Media As Investigative Research and Evidence
11 a.m.-Noon June 28, 2018
Webinar, Online Course Only (1.0 EP). Register here.

The Ethics of Social Media Research
11 a.m.-Noon June 29, 2018
Webinar, Online Course Only (1.0 EP). Register here.
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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
Children's Law Section: Tools to Stabilize and Protect Immigrant Clients
Come learn about tools to stabilize and protect immigrant clients and their families who are at risk of deportation during a noon knowledge presentation on July 13 in the Chama Room at Juvenile Court. Jessica Martin will introduce attendees to a holistic approach to serving clients who are immigrants which involves screening for basic forms of immigration relief and educating clients on their rights in the event of contact with or apprehension by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Guests are invited to bring their own brown-bag lunch.
Luncheon with Judge Gallegos
Join the Appellate Practice Section for a brown bag lunch at noon, July 13, at the State Bar Center with guest Judge Daniel Gallegos of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The lunch is informal and is intended to create an opportunity for appellate practitioners to learn more about the work of the Court. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own "brown bag" lunch. R.S.V.P. to Carmela Starace
Legal Services and Programs Committee:
Committee Appointments

The Legal Services and Programs Committee seeks statewide members for appointment to the Committee. The Committee meets approximately five times year (in-person and by teleconference) and coordinates the annual New Mexico high school student Breaking Good Video Contest, administers Equal Justice Conference attendance stipends and organizes and staffs a tech legal fair in coordination with the Bernalillo County Metro Court Civil Legal Clinic held on the second Friday of each month in order to provide free legal advice to residents across the state. Committee membership is open to attorneys, legal service provider staff, paralegals, and law student members. Click here to express interest in serving on the LSAP Committee.
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.
The New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program 
The New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program will be having its next quarterly committee meeting on Thursday, July 12, 3-5 p.m. at the State Bar Center. The first hour of the meeting will be current business and getting ready for the State Bar Annual Conference. The second hour of the meeting, 4-5 p.m., will be a Thank You! to current members and a Connection! for those currently being monitored or anybody needing support. If you are in any way, shape or form connected to or curious about the NMJLAP,  join us in the lobby and patio of the State Bar for a Mocktail happy hour with delicious food and drinks from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, July 12.  If you struggling with life and not sure where to turn for a listening and supportive body, join us and meet people in your profession that have been there and are happy to connect with you. For questions, call Pam Moore at 505-797-6003 office or 505-228-1948 mobile.
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 served, 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.
The Albuquerque Bar Association Luncheon
The Albuquerque Bar Association will be holding its July Luncheon on July 10, from noon-1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102. This Lunch will feature a forum of the major party candidates for the 1st Congressional District. The Lunch is $30.00 for members of the Albuquerque Bar Association and $40.00 for non-members. There is a 5.00 charge for walk-ups and day-of registration. To register please contact the Albuquerque Bar Association's interim executive director Deborah Chavez or 505-842-6626 or send a check to: Albuquerque Bar Association,PO Box 40, Albuquerque, NM 87103.
Conquering Adversity and the Imposter Syndrome: Free CLE Webinar
American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Free CLE Webinar: Conquering Adversity and the Imposter Syndrome The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs presents a free CLE webinar, "The Solo/Small Firm Challenge: Conquering Adversity and the Imposter Syndrome" at 1 p.m. ET on July 16. Imposter syndrome, or the feeling of phoniness in people who believe they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement, creates a perfect storm of insecurity, anxiety  and stress. Lawyers, especially those in solo practices or small firms, can become paralyzed by these thoughts. This program will discuss what imposter syndrome is, how it can affect competence and judgment as a lawyer and strategies for beginning to overcome it. Register Here.
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