October 20, 2017
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
The Duty to Consult with Tribal Governments: Law, Practice and Best Practices
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nov. 2, State Bar Center/Webcast (2.3 G, 1.0 EP)
The Indian Law Section's annual program will explore an example of successful consultation between the Acoma Pueblo
and Kinder Morgan, discuss the role of the government attorney and include
a review of the ethical rules that apply to New Mexico attorneys participating in consultations with tribal governments. Register now.  
2017 ADR Institute: Is Your Dispute Resolution Safe? Issues to Consider in Mediation and Other ADR Processes
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 3, State Bar Center/Webcast (4.0 G, 1.0 EP)
The 2017 ADR Institute focuses on safety and related concerns in mediation, settlement facilitation and other ADR forms across all case types.  Attendees
can choose from two breakout sessions during which they will have the opportunity to enhance your ADR-related skills (Practical Skills for High Stress Conflicts or Skill Building for DV Cases).  Register now.  
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Board of Bar Commissioners Election Notice
Deadline: 5 p.m. Today (Oct. 20) 
The following terms will expire Dec. 31, and need to be filled in the upcoming election (Jan. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2020): First Bar Commissioner District (Bernalillo County): two positions; Third Bar Commissioner District (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties): two positions; Sixth Bar Commissioner District (Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Otero counties): two positions. BBC member duties and requirements, nomination instructions and nomination petition.
ADR Institute Pre-Show: Aikido is Atemi
Join Aikido black belt and conflict resolver Stephen Kotev as he explores how to apply verbal Atemi to high-conflict situations at 6 p.m., Nov. 2, at the State Bar Center. Kotev and Laura Bassein will discuss the Association for Conflict Resolution's ADR Safety Planning-Recommended Guidance and relevant case scenarios, ethical issues and skill building interactions for practitioners across the spectrum of ADR practice on Nov. 3 at the ADR Institute. Attendance is free at the Pre-Show, but registration is required.

Board of Bar Commissioners ATJ Appointments
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.

Call for Donations: First Annual Indian Law Section Silent Auction
The auction will be held in conjunction with the Section's Annual CLE and Annual Meeting on Nov. 2 at the State Bar Center.  Artwork or photography, jewelry, gift certificates for a business, restaurant or spa service, and more are accepted. Donations are tax deductible and will benefit the Section's Bar Preparation Scholarship Fund. Contact Delilah Tenorio in Albuquerque or Kathryn S. Becker in Santa Fe.

Children's Law Section Seeks Art Contest Donations
The Section will host the 15th Annual Art Contest reception at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 25, at the West Mesa Community 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. Contact Breanna Henley to R.S.V.P. for the event or to donate to the Art Contest fund. Donate online.
NREEL Section Lawyer of the Year Award Open for Nominations
The Section 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 during the Section's CLE on Dec. 15. The deadline to nominate is Oct. 27. View the selection criteria and nomination instructions.
Young Lawyers Division Lunch with Judges in Santa Fe
Join the YLD, Judge Sylvia F. LaMar, Judge Henry M. Bohnhoff and retired Judge Sarah M. Singleton for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 3, at Montgomery & Andrews Santa Fe, located at 325 Paseo De Peralta in Santa Fe. Space is limited to 10 YLD members. R.S.V.P. to Region 2 Director Kaitlyn Luck. Lunch will be provided.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Pathways to the Legislature with Women's Bar Association
NMWBA and State Bar Committee on Women and the Legal Profession will hold a seminar from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 26, at the State Bar Center. Leaders from the New Republican and Democratic parties of New Mexico will discuss what you should know about running for election, working in the legislature, how to get involved, and more. A female attorney legislator panel will discuss issues faced by legislators. R.S.V.P. with your contact information and bar number.
UNMSOL/NMHBA Meet and Greet Event in Las Cruces
The UNM School of Law and New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association invite members to a reception for Las Cruces area alumni and friends from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 27, at Salud de Mesilla. R.S.V.P.
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