September 1, 2017
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Confidentiality Webinar with Stuart Teicher
The Center for Legal Education presents a new format for our catalog! Attend this webinar at noon on Sept. 13. Join Stuart Teicher, Esq., the "CLE Performer" as he explains how a bunch of notorious characters (like serial killers) actually contributed to the creation of our current rule on confidentiality. Register today!
28th Annual Appellate Practice Institute
This CLE on Sept. 15 will address topics like judicial selection and election, recent developments in New Mexico appellate practice, perspective from the clerk of the court and extraordinary writs. Plus, don't miss "Effective Appellate Practice" by Keynote Speaker Judge James E. Graves Jr. Register today!
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
You're Invited! State Bar Open House
The State Bar of New Mexico and Young Lawyers Division invite you to the annual State Bar Open House to mix and mingle with members of the legal community and to welcome newly admitted lawyers to the profession. The Open House is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14. Food and beverages will be available along with tours and door prizes. R.S.V.P. you and your guest(s) at
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.
Solo and Small Firm Section Reschedules Joel Jacobsen Presentation
Joel Jacobsen, Journal Business Outlook columnist and retired assistant attorney general, will present on current legal-business topics in New Mexico and (inter)nationally on Sept. 19 at the Solo and Small Firm Section's luncheon presentation from noon-1 p.m. Note the change in date of Jacobsen's presentation. Contact Breanna Henley to R.S.V.P.
Solo Law Practice Bootcamp from Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering
ECL, the State Bar's legal incubator program, invites current or prospective solo practitioners to attend the Fall Incubator Boot Camp, Oct. 17-20. It provides a condensed and intense introduction to the basics of setting up and managing a solo law practice. The cost is $150. Only 10 spots are available. Learn more.
Support our Veterans and Volunteer
The Veterans Legal Clinic seeks volunteer attorneys to provide brief legal advice to veterans in areas of civil law. The last clinic of 2017 is from 8:30-11 a.m. (breakfast and volunteer orientation at 8 a.m.)on Sept. 12 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque. To volunteer, contact Keith Mier.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
Free Marketing Seminar from New Mexico Women's Bar Association
Lisa Simon, chief marketing and business development officer of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's Phoenix office will present "Three Things You Should Do Now to Get More Business Later" from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sept. 15, at the State Bar Center. Pre-register at to receive lunch.
'The Fate of Environmental Law During the Trump Administration'
Professor David Uhlmann will discuss current challenges to environmental regulations and how a broad-based bipartisan social movement can protect our environment from 5:15-6:30p.m., Sept. 20, at the UNM School of Law. The CLE qualifies for 1.25 general CLE credits and is free. For more information, contact Laura Burns at 505-277-3253.
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