September 14, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
Immigration Law: U-Visa Training
Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 18, 2018
State Bar Center  (1.5 G, 0.5 EP) Register here.

Co-sponsor: Immigration Law Section

U-visas allow a pathway for some immigrant crime victims to obtain lawful status in the United States, but the policies surrounding U- visas are shifting quickly. Lt. Johnny Yara, the new Albuquerque Police Department certification signer for U-visas, will provide an update on best practices for requesting APD certifications. Jasmine McGee, supervising attorney from the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, will discuss current trends in U-visa adjudications and ethical issues that often arise in U-visa cases.
2018 Annual Tax Symposium
8:25 a.m.-4:30 Sept. 21, 2018
State Bar Center  (6.0 G, 1.0 EP) Register here.
Morning Session 8:25-11:45 a.m. (3.0 G)
Afternoon Session 12:15-4:30 p.m. (3.0 G, 1.0 EP)

Co-sponsor: Taxation Law Section

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State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Animal Talk: Animal Cruelty
The Animal Law Section is pleased to host Captain Andi Taylor, a commander with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department in Albuquerque, for an Animal Talk on animal cruelty, the evidence of the crime and the proper crime to charge when discovering different types of calls and evidence. Please join us at noon, Sept. 21, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley. A teleconference option is available for those unable to attend in person. Contact Breanna for call-in information.
Bar Bulletin Readership Survey
The Board of Editors invites you to participate in a survey that will help us understand reader preferences and habits. We value your feedback as we plan for the future. The survey will be open until Sept. 21. Click here to take the survey.
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 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.
Fall Speaker Series Opens with U.S. Attorney John Anderson
U.S. Attorney John Anderson will open the Solo and Small Firm Section fall monthly speaker series with an address on  "Life Under the New Federal Justice Administration" from noon-1 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the State Bar Center. The presentation is open to all State Bar members and lunch will be provided with R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley.  Visit to view the line-up of future speakers.
New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
Sponsors ABA Lawyer Retreat
NMJLAP is proud to sponsor the ABA Lawyer Retreat on Oct. 5 at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colo. The retreat will provide participants with tools they can implement right away to make their practice and personal life better. Register online at
New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
ABA Law School Mental Health Day 
The ABA Law Student Division officially moved Law School Mental Health Day to Oct. 10. American University Washington College of Law will host a YouTube Live event featuring Laurie Besden, Pennsylvania Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Executive Director, who is in recovery with an incredible story to share. The session will run live from 2-3 p.m. eastern time and then be available for replay. The YouTube link is
New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
Committee Meeting  
The NMJLAP will be having its Q4, Committee Meeting on Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-noon at the State Bar Center.  All JLAP Committee members are encouraged to attend. For those that cannot be there in person, a meeting bridge will be provided. Coffee and breakfast will be provided. R.S.V.P. with Erica Candelaria at no later than Oct. 1. For questions, contact Pam Moore at 505-797-6003 or
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 Drive, 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  
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. 
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 or visit
Taking and Defending Depositions at UNMSOL
Event will take place on Sept. 28-30 and Nov. 16-18, there are limited seats, $1195. Registration ends Sept. 14. Cheryl Burbank at 505-277-0609 or
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