March 24, 2017
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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Closing Soon - N ew Mexico Compensation Survey
Complete the survey by March 31 for a chance to win a gift card!
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. Read the entire survey notice to members.
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2017 State Bar of New Mexico Annual Awards 
Nomination Deadline: May 12
The State Bar of New Mexico Annual Awards recognize those who have distinguished themselves or who have made exemplary contributions to the State Bar or legal profession in 2016 or 2017. They will be presented July 28 during the 2017 Annual Meeting-Bench & Bar Conference. Read more about the awards 
Last Week to Reserve Your Stateroom! CLE at Sea 
July 1-8 | Canada and NE Discovery Cruise
We think David Letterman would approve! We came up with our top 10 reasons why you should sail on this year's extraordinary CLE Trip! Reserve by March 31.
1. It's like visiting France without crossing the Atlantic
2. Mingle with colleagues and the State Bar president
3. Obtain all CLE credits while taking a vacation
Need more reasons to attend? 
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 available. Register and view a tentative agenda.
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.

BBC Appointments to Board of DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc.
The Board of Bar Commissioners will make two appointments to the Board for two-year terms. Send a letter of interest and brief résumé to Executive Director Joe Conte by April 12.

Around the New Mexico Legal Community
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.
The Truth Underlying the Reporting on Guardianships/Conservatorships
Join the Albuquerque Lawyers Club for it's next lunch meeting with speakers Greg MacKenzie, Judge Alan Malott, Ellen Leitzer and Mary Galvez at noon, April 5, at Season's. More information
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