November 2, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
2018 Business Law Institute
8:50 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, 2018
State Bar Center  (5.0 G, 1.0 EP) Register here.
Co-sponsor: Business Law Section
Do your business clients bring you issues involving New Mexico gross receipt taxes; minimum wage, overtime and independent contractor status; insurance coverage, or estate planning strategies? How about recent and upcoming legislation? Have you considered the ethical aspects of representing a marijuana business? All of these topics presented by highly-regarded speakers, are on the agenda for the 2018 Business Law Institute.
2018 Probate Institute
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Nov. 15, 2018
State Bar Center  (6.5 G, 1.0 EP) Register here.
Co-sponsor: Real Property, Trust and Estate Section
Join the 2018 Probate Institute! Some of the topics covered will include: what fiduciaries see and what they would like to see in estate planning documents interpreting ascertainable standards, estate planning for creators of intellectual property and litigating non-probate transfers.
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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Appellate Practice Section: Luncheon with Justice Charles W. Daniels
Join the Appellate Practice Section for a brown bag luncheon at noon, Nov. 16, at the State Bar Center with guest Justice Charles W. Daniels of the New Mexico Supreme Court. 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.
Attorney Memorial Scholarship Reception 
The Senior Lawyers Division will present three UNM School of Law third-year students with $2,500 scholarships in memory of New Mexico attorneys who have passed away over the last year. The deceased attorneys and their families will be recognized during the presentation. The reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, at the State Bar Center. All State Bar members, UNM School of Law faculty, staff, and students and family and colleagues of the deceased are welcome to attend. A list of attorneys being honored can be found at under "Attorney Memorial Scholarship." Contact Breanna Henley to notify the SLD of a member's passing and to provide current contact information for surviving family members and colleagues. 
Cannabis Law Section Board of Directors Meeting Open to Membership
On Aug. 9, the Board of Bar Commissioners approved a membership petition to form a State Bar of New Mexico Cannabis Law Section. The Section's Board of Directors will meet from noon-1 p.m., Nov. 30, at
the State Bar Center and the general State Bar membership is invited to attend, share ideas and enroll in the Section. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley. Visit to join the Section.
Client Protection Fund Commission Appointments
The Board of Bar Commissioners will make two appointments to the Client Protection Fund Commission for three-year terms. Active status attorneys in New Mexico who would like to serve on the Commission should send a letter of interest and brief résumé by Nov. 26 to Kris Becker or fax to 505-828-3765.
New Mexico Access to Justice Commission Appointment  
The Board of Bar Commissioners will make one appointment to the N.M. Access to Justice Commission for a three-year term. 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 who would like to serve on the Commission should send a letter of interest and brief résumé by Nov. 26 to Kris Becker or fax to 505-828-3765. 
Nominations Open for 2018 NREEL Lawyer of the Year Award 
The NREEL Section will recognize an NREEL Lawyer of the Year during its annual meeting of membership, which will be held in conjunction with the Section's CLE on Dec. 21. The award will recognize an attorney who, within his or her practice and location, is the model of a New Mexico natural resources, energy or environmental lawyer. More detailed criteria and nomination instructions are available at Nominations are due by Nov. 16 to Breanna Henley
Professional Clothing Closet 
Does your closet need cleaning? The Committee on Women sponsors a professional clothing closet, which provides professional attire to State Bar Members, law students, paralegals and clients free of charge. The Committee graciously accepts gently used, dry cleaned and dark colored professional attire. All clothing should be court room and interview appropriate. Visit here.
Rio Arriba Raid: Lonesome Dave and the Tiger of the North
Join the Historical Committee for their annual historical presentation from noon-1 p.m., Nov. 14, at the State Bar Center. Deputy State Historian Rob Martinez will present "Lonesome Dave and the Tiger of the North" an intriguing account of the professional and public relationship between then Governor of New Mexico Dave Cargo and land activist Reies Lopez Tijerina who went on to defend himself in trial. At the heart of the dynamic interaction was the dramatic 1967 Courthouse Raid at Tierra Amarilla. Lunch will be provided. R.S.VP. to Breanna Henley
Seeking the Best and Brightest: 2018 Real Property Attorney of the Year
The Real Property, Trust and Estate Section's Real Property Division is seeking nominations for an outstanding lawyer who has demonstrated professionalism, exemplary contributions and made a difference in their legal community. The Division Board will select the honoree to be presented with a plaque and awarded free registration for the 2019 Real Property Institute during a special lunch at the 2018 Real Property Institute on Dec. 5. Nominations should be no more than 350 words and submitted by email to Division Chair Denise Archuleta Snyder at by 5 p.m. on Nov. 6 with "Nomination for Best Real Property Lawyer" in the subject line. Nominees must be lawyers in good standing, based in New Mexico and be a Real Property, Trust and Estate Section member. 
Senior Lawyers Division Annual Meeting of Membership
The Senior Lawyers Division invites Division members to its annual meeting of membership to be held at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 13, at the State Bar Center. The meeting will last an hour and attendees are welcome to stay for the Attorney Memorial Scholarship Reception following the annual meeting.
Solo and Small Firm Section Monthly Speaker Series Features
Robert Huelskamp

Robert Huelskamp will share his insights from almost 40 years working with nuclear weaponry, non-proliferation, and counter terrorism, in "Russia, Iran, and North Korea: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" from noon-1 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The presentation is open to all State Bar members and lunch will be provided with R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley. Visit to view the line-up of future speakers.
Volunteers Needed for IP Pro Bono Fair
The Intellectual Property Law Section seeks volunteer attorneys for its first Pro Bono IP Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 10, at the UNM School of Law. Many creatives and inventors in our community need our help to get their journey started. Attorneys will provide free consultations (limited to the time spent at the Fair) in all areas of IP law and/or business law. To volunteer, email Justin Muehlmeyer 1) the time you are available and 2) the type of subject matter you want to receive (e.g., "Trademark and Copyright only," "all IP including Patent," "corporate formation," etc.). Attorney's time will count towards annual pro bono hours. Malpractice insurance is provided by the State Bar and continental breakfast and parking is free. Direct inquiries to register click here.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community   
Albuquerque Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Join the Albuquerque Bar Association for its monthly luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 6, at the Hyatt Regency located on 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque. Our guest speaker this month is Pamelya Herndon. The price is $30 for members,$35 for non-members and there is a $5 walk-up fee. Register for lunch by 5 p.m. Nov. 2. To register contact the Albuquerque Bar Association's interim executive director Deborah Chavez or 505-842-6626. Parking is available on the streets surrounding the Hyatt Regency if the visitor parking garage becomes full. Plan to arrive early to find parking.
Mexican American Law Student Association Matanza
Join MALSA for a matanza from 4-8 p.m., Nov. 3, at 1800 Elena Circle, SW, Albuquerque. Mingle with law students and friends while enjoying matanza food and music! Vegetarian options available as well.
Justice Mary Walters 2019 Honoree Nomination
Each year, the Women's Law Caucus chooses an outstanding woman in the New Mexico legal community to honor in the name of former Justice Mary Walters, the first woman appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court.  The Women's Law Caucus will be accepting nominations until Dec. 15. Click on link for nomination form and email form to Law Caucus at
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