November 17, 2017
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
New Mexico Liquor Law for 2017 and Beyond 
8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Nov. 29, Live and Webcast (5.3 G) 
This new CLE program will include a discussion on the New Mexico Liquor Control Act, the new Alcohol and Gaming Division rules for internet sales, tasting permits and amended rules covering restrictions on alcohol sales and minors on premises. Register now! 
Tax and Non-Tax Consequences of Using Trusts for Planning with IRAs and 401(k)s
Noon- 1 p.m., Dec. 1, Live Only (1.0 G) 
The State Bar Taxation Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Section present this one hour program - perfect to help you round out your CLE credits. Register now! 
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Board of Bar Commissioners
2017 Election: Electronic Voting Procedures
Voting in the 2017 election for the State Bar of New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners will close at noon on Nov. 30. View a summary of which Bar Commissioner Districts had open positions and the candidates running for those positions in the Bar Bulletin. The First and Sixth Bar Commissioner Districts have contested elections. A link to the electronic ballot and instructions was emailed to all members in those Districts. To provide an email address if one is not currently on file or to request a mailed ballot, contact Pam Zimmer.

Board of Bar Commissioners ATJ Appointments
Application Deadline: Nov. 17 (today!)
The BBC will make two appointments to the NM Access to Justice Commission for three-year terms. The Commission is dedicated to expanding and improving civil legal assistance by increasing pro bono and other support to indigent people in New Mexico. Active status attorneys in New Mexico wishing to serve on the Commission should send a letter of interest and brief resume by Nov. 17  to Kris Becker or fax to 505-828-3765.

Erik Sirotkin Closes Solo and Small Firm Section Fall Speaker Series
New Mexico attorney Erik Sirotkin has committed much of the last ten years to traveling internationally (including four trips to North Korea) to study Truth Commissions and research various means for negotiated resolution of serious conflicts. Join the Solo and Small Firm Section for this timely discussion with Sirotkin  from noon-1 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the State Bar Center. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P.

Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Women's Law Caucus Opens Nominations for Justice Walters Award
The UNM School of Law Women's Law Caucus chooses an outstanding woman in the New Mexico legal community to honor annually in the name of former Justice Mary Walters, who was the first woman appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court. For information on how to make a nomination, contact Erin Phillips. The nomination deadline is Dec. 1.

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