March 9, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
How to Practice Series: Probate and Non-probate Transfers
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 23, 2018
State Bar Center and Live Webcast (4.0 G, 2.0 EP)
In continuation to our "How to Practice" series comes the Probate and Non-probate Transfers. This program  will provide practitioners with hands-on basic skills they can use right away. Attendees will receive an overview of substantive law, hands-on training (including sample forms) and ethics/professionalism. Register now.
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Appellate Practice Section Luncheon with New Appellate Mediator
Join the Appellate Practice Section for a luncheon at noon, March 16, at the State Bar Center with guest Bonnie Stepleton, appellate mediator for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own "brown bag" lunch. R.S.V.P. to Carmela Starace at
Call for Articles for ADR Issue of New Mexico Lawyer
The Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution Committee seeks articles relating to the theme of the 2018 ADR Institute: "ADR Across the Spectrum" for publication in the July issue of the New Mexico Lawyer, an insert in the Bar Bulletin. The deadline is March 9. Learn more.
YLD UNMSOL Summer Fellowship Open Now   
The Young Lawyers Division offers two $3,000 summer fellowships to UNM School of Law students who are interested in working in public interest law or the government sector. The fellowship awards are intended to provide the opportunity for law students to work for public interest entities or in the government sector in an unpaid position.View the full requirements online. Email applications to Breanna Henley by 5 p.m., March 23 for consideration. 
Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Annual Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 State Bar of New Mexico Annual Awards to recognize those who have distinguished themselves or who have made exemplary contributions to the State Bar or legal profession in 2017 or 2018. The awards will be presented during the 2018 Annual Meeting Aug. 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo. The deadline for nominations is June 1. View the list of awards and requirements and nomination instructions at
Have Lunch with Senator Sander Rue on March 20
On March 20, prominent Republican State Sen. Sander Rue of Rio Rancho reviews from his side of the aisle the recent legislative session, what it accomplished, and what the future may hold for New Mexico as part of the Solo and Small Firm Section's Speaker Series.  All are welcome and lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Investiture Ceremony for Judge Daniel J. Gallegos
The New Mexico Court of Appeals Cordially invites members of the legal community to attend the Investiture of Judge Daniel J. Gallegos March 23, 4 p.m. At the National Hispanic Cultural Center Bank of America Theatre, 1701 4th Street, SW in Albuquerque. Reception immediately following ceremony in Salon Ortega.
Do you practice in the Federal District Courts of New Mexico?
The New Mexico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association seeks to support the civil pro bono programs in the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Mexico. Take 10 minutes to complete the following survey: All answers are voluntary, confidential and anonymous.  For more information, contact the community outreach committee: Veronica C. Gonzales-Zamora at
2018 Justice Mary Walters Award Dinner 
Join the UNM School of Law's Women's Law Caucus for the 2018 Justice Mary Walters Award Dinner honoring Nancy Hollander and Christine Zuni Cruz on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at the UNM Student Union Building (Ballroom C). To purchase tables or individual seats, please visit
Law student Wellness Twitter Chat with ABA COLAP
Students face myriad issues and stressors as they transition both into law school and ultimately from law school into the profession. Some students will seek assistance when issues and pressures mount, while others will attempt to go it alone. A national Twitter chat from 1-2 p.m. ET on March 28 aims to encourage students to seek help when they need it, by addressing questions around stigma, bar application character and fitness, and anything else on the minds of students and those who care about them. Join the chat by searching #LawStudentWellness on Twitter. More information 
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