CLE at Sea 2017: Canada and NE Discovery July 1-8 on Holland America Line Cruises Grab your passport and join State Bar President Scotty Holloman for this extrardinary trip with an option to earn one years' worth of CLE credits. Ports of call include Québec City; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Bar Harbor, Maine. Group offer expires on March 31. Learn more!
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Participate in Economics of Law Practice Survey The Board of Bar Commissioners has contracted Research & Polling to conduct a survey to provide a detailed analysis of law practice types, compensation and perceived barriers to practicing law in New Mexico. The survey is anonymous and the results will be available to all members. Research & Polling will email members a link and password for the survey. All who complete it will be entered into a drawing for a $100 or $200 gift card.
Read the entire survey notice to members.
2017 Jackrabbit Bar Conference The Jackrabbit Bar is an association of state bars of the Northwestern Plains and mountains including Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. This year's conference is hosted by the State Bar of New Mexico June 1-3 at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe. The conference is open to anyone and a group room rate is avaialable.
Register and view a tentative agenda.
ABA YLD Mountain West Regional Summit Registration Open Join young lawyer entities from Colorado, Texas, Utah and Wyoming for educational programming and fun March 30-April 2 at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Earn up to 9.5 G and 3.5 EP for only $80. Law students may attend for free. Register and learn more
Animal Talk: City of ABQ Trap, Neuter and Return Program Join the Animal Law Section for a lively discussion of the legal issues arising out of the City of Albuquerque's Trap, Neuter and Return Program at noon-1 p.m., March 31, at the State Bar Center. The speakers for this event represented the parties in Britton v. Bruin, et al. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Meet and Greet with the Paralegal Division Current and prospective Paralegal Division members are invited to a meet and greet event on March 16 at the State Bar Center. The Board will provide snacks and camaraderie at 4:30 p.m. with a Board meeting to follow at 5:30 pm. R.S.V.P. by March 14.
Nominations Open for Public Lawyer of the Year Award The Public Law Section seeks nominations for its annual award which honors lawyers who have had distinguished careers in public service and who are not likely to be recognized for their contributions. Nominations should be made by March 17. Learn more about the award.
Real Property Division Meeting Open to Section Membership The Real Property Division will meet from noon-1 p.m. on March 15 at the State Bar Center and by teleconference. Section members are encouraged to attend to brainstorm the Division's activities for the year. Lunch is provided. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Judge Nash and Katze to Receive Justice Mary Walters Award The UNM School of Law Women's Law Caucus will present the Justice Mary Walters Award to Judge Nan Nash and Margaret Katze at the 2017 award dinner on March 22 on UNM's main campus. Purchase tickets and learn more.
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Trial Skills College The NMCDLA's highly popular Trial Skills College is back this year with a new case file and an incredible faculty lineup on March 17.Only 30 seats available at this 2-day intensive workshop. Register online.
New Registration Required for Secured Odyssey Public Access System The Supreme Court has approved the New Mexico Judiciary Case Access Policy for Online Court Records to expand online access to court records for attorneys and their staff, governmental justice partners, and the press. To register as an attorney, click here and choose Public Access to Court Records > Tier 1 SOPA Applications > Attorney Application.