October 19, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
Immigration Law: Assisting Human Trafficking Survivors
Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 23, 2018
State Bar Center  (2.0 G) Register here.
Co-sponsor: Immigration Law Section  
Special Agent Morgan Langer from ICE Homeland Security Investigations and Joshua Lynn from the New Mexico Attorney General's Office will talk about trends and best practices in reporting trafficking in New Mexico. Deshawnda Chaparro from New Mexico Immigrant Law Center will discuss how to prepare an effective T visa application. This program will help attorneys attract potential T-visa applicants by asking the right questions. 
Children's Code: Delinquency Rules, Procedures and the Child's Rights
1:30-4:15 p.m. Oct. 25, 2018
State Bar Center  (1.5 G, 1.0 EP) Register here.
Co-sponsor:  Children's Law Section and Young Lawyers Division 
ADR Across the Spectrum
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2, 2018
State Bar Center  (4.5 G, 1.5 EP) Register here.
Co-sponsor: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Join the ADR Committee for their CLE pre-show at the State Bar Center. Contact Breanna Henley interested in attending. The pre-show is not for CLE credit and is complimentary to anyone who wishes to attend.
To browse the Center for Legal Education's full CLE offerings, click here


State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
16th Annual Children's Law Section Art Contest 
The Children's Law Section will host the 16th Annual Art Contest reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 24, at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Members are invited to attend to view the artwork produced by youth who have come in contact with the juvenile justice system. R.S.V.P.s are appreciated, contact Breanna Henley. To donate to the Art Contest, visit www.nmbar.org/ChildrensLaw.
2018 Indian Law Section Attorney Achievement Award 
The Indian Law Section has opened nominations for its annual Attorney Achievement Award. The nominee for the Attorney Achievement Award must be a member of the Indian Law Section and the nomination must explain, in one page or less, the nature of the nominee's extraordinary achievements in Indian law and the nominee's contributions to the community. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Nov. 2. Send nominations to Breanna Henley. Visit www.nmbar.org/IndianLaw to view a roster of Section members. Recent recipients include Rosalie "Lisa" Chavez, Michael P. Grossman and C. Bryant Rogers. 
2018 Business Lawyer of the Year
The Business Law Section has opened nominations for its annual Business Lawyer of the Year award, to be presented on Nov. 14 after the Section's Business Law Institute CLE. Nominees should demonstrate professionalism and integrity, superior legal service, exemplary service to the Section or to business law in general, and service to the public. Self-nominations are welcome. A complete description of the award and selection criteria are available at www.nmbar.org/BusinessLaw. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 2. Send nominations to Breanna Henley
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 www.nmbar.org/SLD 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. 
Board of Bar Commissioners Election and Nomination Petition 2018 
Notice is hereby given that the 2018 election of six commissioners for the State Bar of New Mexico will close at noon, Nov. 30. The following terms will expire Dec. 31, and need to be filled in the upcoming election. All of the positions are three-year terms and run from Jan. 1, 2019-Dec. 31, 2021.
First Bar Commissioner District: Kevin L. Fitzwater, Clara Moran, Benjamin I. Sherman
Second Bar Commissioner District: Joseph F. Sawyer
Third Bar Commissioner District: Constance G. Tatham
Sixth Bar Commissioner District: Scotty A. Holloman* Ineligible to seek re-election
Click the following links to review full Board of Bar Commissioners Election Notice and Nomination Petition for Board of Bar Commissioners. Petitions must be received by 5 p.m., Oct. 19.
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.
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". Lunch will be provided. R.S.VP. to Breanna Henley
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 www.nmbar.org/NREEL. Nominations are due by Nov. 16 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 dasnyder@aldridgepite.com 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.
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   
The Natural Resources Program and Utton Center Present "Federal Water Policy-Does New Mexico Have a Partner?"
Michael Connor, WilmerHale, Washington, DC. Nov. 5 at 5:15 p.m., Room 2402, UNM School of Law. Current federal water challenges face New Mexico, including Texas v. NM, the Endangered Species Act, Indian water rights settlements, and climate change. Michael Connor is a partner with the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, DC. Connor previously served as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, addressing some of the most complex natural resource issues facing federal agencies across the nation. No registration is required, and free parking is provided at the UNM School of Law, 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque. For more information, call Laura at 505-277-3253.
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