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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
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Diversity Issues Ripped From the Headlines, II
Co-sponsors: Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession, Indian Law Section, New Mexico Black Lawyers Association,New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, New Mexico Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, New Mexico Women's Bar Association, Committee on Women and the Legal Profession, Young Lawyers Division

8:55 a.m.-4:15 p.m., April 
13, 2018
State Bar Center and Live Webcast (5.0 G, 1.0 EP )

This presentation will cover many topics such as race and immigration in New Mexico, protecting Native American women's rights and tribal sovereignty through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), when businesses discriminate against LGBT customers and still fighting for equality defending DACA, eliminating racial bias and other NAACP projects. Register now.
To browse the Center for Legal Education's full CLE offerings, click here

State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Employee Assistance Program Offered by NMJLAP
This new program is being offered to all attorneys, judges, law students and their families. The EAP will include free counseling sessions/issue/year for any mental health, addiction, relationship conflict, anxiety and/or depression issue. Counseling sessions will be with a professionally licensed therapist. Other free services will include management consultation, employee mediation, video counseling and a 24/7 call center. Providers will be located throughout the state.  For more information contact Pam Moore.
Public Law Section Accepting Award Nominations
The Public Law Section is accepting nominations for the Public Lawyer of the Year Award, which will be presented at the state capitol at 4 p.m. on April 27. Visit to view previous recipients and award criteria. Nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 9. Send nominations to Section Chair Chris Melendrez at The selection committee will consider all nominated candidates and may nominate candidates on its own. 
Paralegal Division Seeks CLE Speakers
The Paralegal Division is looking for an attorney to present at our Law Day CLE seminar for attorneys and paralegals.  The seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon, on April 28, at the offices of the State Bar of New Mexico.  If you are interested, email Lynette Rocheleau at with your topic.

Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Annual Legislative Update CLE
The Albuquerque Bar Association will be holding its annual Legislative Update CLE on April 3. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 12:05 p.m.  The lunch and CLE are $30.00 for members of the Albuquerque Bar Association and $40.00 for non-members. CLE will be at the Hyatt Regency. Register online at
Legal Issues Affecting the Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students in 2018 CLE
The Southwest Women's Law Center presents a live webinar that will  discuss the common obstacles that pregnant and parenting students face in accessing vital resources - such as education and affordable child care. Attendees will learn about laws that can be used to help pregnant and parenting students protect and advocate for their rights (1.0 G). $50 course registration.  For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Elena Rubinfeld at 505-244-0502 or

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