October 6, 2017
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
The U.S. Patent Trademark Office Comes to Albuquerque
Lawyers and entrepreneurs alike will find this CLE program on Oct. 18 to be a highly unique opportunity!
Attendees will meet and hear from patent examiners, patent trial and appeal board judges and trademark examiners from the USPTO. Topics will include the patent examination and trademark registration processes, the administrative trial and appeal process, litigating infringement cases in federal court and the value intellectual property protection can bring to a startup. Over lunch, the USPTO will present an update on its Dallas regional office and what resources are available to local start-ups and entrepreneurs. The day will end with a panel discussion by local businesses engaged in innovation and economic development followed by a reception. Register today.
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
ADR Committee Welcomes Mark Bennett for ADR Skills Training
Join the Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution Committee over lunch as Mark Bennett provides skills training focused on keeping emotional responses from interfering in the role of a 3rd party neutral from noon-1 p.m., Oct. 19, at the State Bar Center. The Committee will meet from 11:30 a.m.-noon and welcomes new members. R.S.V.P. with Brenna Henley
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.
Board of Bar Commissioners Election Notice
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. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Oct. 20. View duties and requirements for BBC members, nomination instructions and the nomination petition online.
Clean Out Your Closet and Support the Professional Clothing Closet
The Committee on Women and the Legal Profession seeks gently used, dark colored, dry cleaned professional clothing donations for its professional clothing closet. Drop off donations at the West Law Firm or call 505-243-4040 to set up a time to visit the closet.
NREEL Section and Environmental Law Society Annual Fall Mixer
The NREEL Section invites members to mix and mingle with Section members and the new class of natural resource attorneys at the annual fall mixer with the UNM School of Law Environmental Law Society from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 19, on the UNM School of Law back patio. R.S.V.P. with Breanna Henley.
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.
Solo and Small Firm Section Welcomes Gene Grant for Speaker Series
Gene Grant, host of New Mexico in Focus, will speak on the lawyer's connections to political and media developments of the 21st Century at noon, Oct. 17, at the State Bar Center. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. with Breanna Henley.
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