September 21, 2018
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Your  Choice. Your Program. Your Bar Foundation.
2018 Collaborative Law Symposium: The Basics
2018 Advanced Collaborative Law Symposium
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018
State Bar Center  (6.0 G, 1.0 EP) Register here.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28, 2018
State Bar Center (7.0 G) Register here.
Attend both the Basics and Advanced on Thursday and Friday (13.0 G, 1.0 EP)

Co-sponsor: New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group

The 2018 Advanced Collaborative Law Symposium - The Basics will provide you with an understanding of this voluntary dispute resolution process in which parties settle without resorting to litigation. This one day program, coupled with the Advanced Collaborative Symposium will provide you with all training hours necessary if you should choose to practice Collaborative Divorce.
To browse the Center for Legal Education's full CLE offerings, click here

State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
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.
Board of Bar Commissioners Election and Nomination Petition 2018
Notice is hereby given that the 2018 election of six (6) 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
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.
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
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 to view the line-up of future speakers.
Prosecutors Section Annual Awards Open
For 2018 the Prosecutors Section aims to identify a Prosecutor of the Year awardee representing each of the following regions of New Mexico: Northeast (4th, 8th and 10th judicial districts); Southeast (5th, 9th and 12th judicial districts); Northwest (1st and 11th (Divs. 1 & 2) judicial districts); Southwest (3rd, 6th and 7th judicial districts); and Central (2nd and 13th judicial districts). For detailed award criteria and nomination procedures, visit Nominations may be made by anyone and additional letters of support are welcome. Submit nominations to Devin Chapman at by noon Oct. 5. 
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  
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 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
2018 NMDLA Annual Meeting - Awards Luncheon and CLE 
21st Century Challenges: Tips & Resources for Managing Today's Defense Practice (1.0 G), 1:30- 2:30 p.m. The Disappearance (Death?) Of Summary Judgment in New Mexico (1.0 EP). Reception at the Ibiza Patio Lounge at Hotel Andaluz 3:45-5:30 p.m. Register here
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