October 5, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
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2018 Health Law Symposium
8:30 a.m.-5:10 p.m. Oct. 12, 2018
State Bar Center  (5.5 G, 2.0 EP) Register here.

Co-sponsor: Health Law Section  
2018 Administrative Law Institute
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2018
State Bar Center  (5.0 G, 1.0 EP) Register here.

Co-sponsor: Public Law Section  

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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., Oct. 28. 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. 
Attorney Memorial Scholarship Reception
Three UNM School of Law third-year students will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship 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
Cannabis Law Section: Inaugural Board Meeting  
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 inaugural board of directors meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Oct. 16, at the State Bar Center and the general State Bar membership is invited to attend and enroll in the Section. Please R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley bhenley@nmbar.org. Visit www.nmbar.org/sections to join the Section. 
Court of Appeals Candidate Forum
The Appellate Practice Section will host a Candidate Forum for the eight candidates running for the New Mexico Court of Appeals this Nov. Save the date for 4-6 p.m., Oct. 18, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The event will be live streamed at www.nmbar.org/AppellatePractice for those who cannot attend in person. Thank you to the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and Albuquerque Bar Association for their co-sponsorship of the event.
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 5p.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. 
Nominations Open for 2018 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
Solo and Small Firm Section Monthly Speaker Series Features Mike Stout
Nationally-respected criminal defense attorney Mike Stout of Las Cruces, who will consider "True Believers and the Road to Hell" from noon-1 p.m. on Oct. 16 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 www.nmbar.org/solos to view the line-up of future speakers.
Trial Practice Section Get-Together Open to State Bar Members
The Trial Practice Section invites members to get-together with the Trail Practice Section on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., on the rooftop patio at The Hotel Parq Central's Apothecary Lounge, 806 Central Avenue, Albuquerque.  Join for hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The Trial Practice Section would  like to get to know members and help build a supportive legal community. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley
Around the New Mexico Legal Community  
The Albuquerque Bar Association's Membership Luncheon
The ABA's membership luncheon will be on Oct. 16, at Hyatt Regency on 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Special Guest Hon. Nan G. Nash, Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Court. Cost: LUNCH ONLY: $30 for members/ $40 for non-members / $5 walk-up fee. Register for lunch by 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Contact the ABA's interim executive director Deborah Chavez at dchavez@vancechavez.com or 505-842-6626
Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner
An evening to remember. Join the UNM School of Law to honor Distinguished Honorees Justice Edward L. Chavez' (ret.), Jill L. Marron, Steve Scholl and Alumni Promise Honoree Aja N. Brooks. The event will take place on Oct. 19, at UNM Student Union Ballrooms, reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by Dinner and Ceremony at 7 p.m. Register here or call 505-277-1457. 
Investiture Ceremony of The Honorable William J. Perkins
The Sixth Judicial District Court invites members to attend the Investiture Ceremony of The Honorable
William J. Perkins on Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. at the Sixth Judicial District Court Grant County Courthouse
201 N. Cooper Street, 2nd Floor Silver City, N.M. Reception to immediately follow on the First Floor Lobby of the Grant County Courthouse Attending Justices and Judges are asked to bring their robe and report to the 2nd Floor Jury Room before 9:45 a.m.
N.M. Association of Legal Administrators 
Effective Client Representation Presentation
The presenters will be Bill Slease and Pamela Moore. Join NMALA on Oct. 11 from 8:45-11:15 a.m., at the State Bar Center for 2.0 EP credits. The cost is $80. For more information contact kknapp@pbwslaw.com or visit www.nmala.org.
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