May 11, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
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Introduction To New Mexico's Uniform Directed Trust Act
4-5 p.m., May 22, 2018
State Bar Center and Live Webcast (1.0 G)

The Uniform Law Commission promulgated the Uniform Directed Trust Act in 2017. The Act was promptly adopted by
the N.M. legislature in 2018 with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2019. This presentation will introduce the audience to Uniform
Directed Trust Act as adopted in N.M. The program will be followed by a networking meeting sponsored by the Trust and Estate Division which will allow attendees the opportunity to discuss substantive practice issues with other division members. Light food and beverages will be provided. If you would like to attend the networking meeting, please R.S.V.P. before May 18, to Greg MacKenzieRegister now.
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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
2018 Annual Meeting
Registration Is Now Open!
This year's conference will include prominent speakers like Michael Morton, Stuart Teicher, Jabez LeBret and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to receive all 12 CLE credits for the year through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions. Get excited for the annual golf outing, receptions, Texas Tech Red Raider Hospitality Lounge, a live auction for charity and other professional and networking events. This year we will feature many health and wellness events including poolside yoga, a guided trail walk, guided meditation and more! Don't delay - early registration savings through June 29. Take advantage of our special room rate at the Tamaya through July 18. For registration, lodging information and other details, visit
Appellate Practice Section Luncheon
Join the Appellate Practice Section for a brown bag lunch at noon, May 18, at the State Bar Center with guest Judge Daniel Gallegos of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The lunch is informal and is intended to create an opportunity for appellate practitioners to learn more about the work of the Court. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own "brown bag" lunch. R.S.V.P. to Carmela Starace at
Free Sexual Harassment Information Webinar 
The New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program encourages members to attend a free 75 minute webinar on sexual harassment provided by the State Bar of Arizona. This program will focus on beginning or changing the conversations about creating a respectful and positive work atmosphere. It is not intended to address the legal issues associated with sexual harassment. Learn more
Nominate a Colleague for the 2017 Justice Pamela B. Minzner Award
The Committee on Women and the Legal Profession seeks nominations of New Mexico attorneys who have distinguished themselves during 2017 by providing legal assistance to women who are underrepresented or under deserved, or by advocating for causes that will ultimately benefit and/or further the rights of women. Submit 1-3 nomination letters describing the work and accomplishments of the nominee that merit recognition to Quiana Salazar-King by June 29. The award ceremony will be held on Aug. 30 at the Albuquerque Country Club. This award is named for Justice Pamela B. Minzner, whose work in the legal profession furthered the causes and rights of women throughout society. 
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
YLD Volunteers Needed for Veterans Civil Legal Clinic
The YLD seeks volunteers to staff the Veterans Civil Legal Clinic from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on June 12 at the N.M. Veteran's Memorial located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE in Albuquerque. Volunteers should arrive at 8 a.m. for orientation and complimentary breakfast. The clinics offers veterans a broad range of veteran-specific and non-veteran specific legal services, including family law, consumer rights, worker's comp, bankruptcy, driver's license restoration, landlord/tenant, labor/employment and immigration. To volunteer, visit here
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
American Bar Association Law Practice Division is Meeting in Santa Fe 
The ABA Law Practice Division is hosting its Spring Meeting in Santa Fe at the Loretta Inn on May 16-19. Join members from around the state and nation for CLE programming and offsite events. CLE programming support has been provided by the State Bar of New Mexico Solo and Small Firm Section, including sessions like the Evolution of Technology in a Solo or Small firm, the Ethics of Virtual and Multi-Jurisdictional Lawyering, and more. Register.
Submit Your Nominations for Two UNM Law Alumni/ae Association Awards
Nominate a deserving individual for our Distinguished Achievement Award whose impactful career and community involvement inspire you. Nominate an up-and-coming alumna/us (10 years out or less) for our Alumni Promise Award who embodies service and commitment to the Law School. Deadline for nominations is May 16. Visit our website for the criteria and nomination form.
UNM Law Scholarship Classic Presented by U.S. Eagle
Join the UNMSOL and other members of the law school community at 8 a.m., on June 8, at the UNM Championship Golf Course. This tournament helps fund critical, life-changing scholarships for law students. The tournament sells out every year. Register here.
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