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 summary results will be available to all members. Research & Polling emailed attorney members a link and password for the survey the week of March 6. All who complete it will be entered into a drawing for a $100 or $200 gift card.
Read the entire survey notice to members.
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
Kari Brandenburg to Speak at Solo and Small Firm Section Luncheon The recently retired DA will share experiences and prospects for criminal justice reforms at noon, March 22, at the State Bar Center. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Last Day! Nominate a Colleague for the 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.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Investiture Ceremony for COA Judge Henry M. Bohnhoff The New Mexico Court of Appeals invites the legal community to attend the investiture ceremony for Judge Bohnhoff at 4:30 p.m., March 20, at the Court of Appeals in Albuquerque. A reception will follow at Hotel Andaluz. Park in the "L" parking lot after 4 p.m.
Investiture Ceremony for Metro Court Judge Christine E. Rodriguez The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court invites the legal community to attend the investiture ceremony for Judge Rodriguez at 5:15 p.m., April 6, at the Metro Court Rotunda in Albuquerque. A reception will follow at Slate Street Cafe.
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.
Sixth Judicial District Court Retirement Ceremony Members of the legal community are invited to a retirement reception in honor of Judge H.R. Quintero, Janet Ford and Tony Carreon from 2-4 p.m., March 24, at the Sixth Judicial District Court in Silver City.