September 29, 2017
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Programming from the Center for Legal Education
Family Law Institute: Heartburn Issues: How Not To Commit Malpractice in Military Divorce and in Relocation Cases
Two Days, One Full Year's Worth of CLE Credit! Oct. 13-14
As family law practitioners, how do we approach military divorce, military retirement and relocation? What do we need to know to successfully represent our clients in these cases, especially given the significant recent changes surrounding military retirement? The Family Law Section welcomes Mark Sullivan, a frequent speaker at military and family law programs and annual lecturer on family law at the Army JAG School and the Naval Justice School. The updated edition of his book, The Military Divorce Handbook will be available for purchase at the CLE. Register today!
State Bar News, Events and Deadlines
Business Lawyer of the Year Award Open for Nominations
The Section will present the Award to a lawyer who demonstrates professionalism and integrity, superior legal service, exemplary service to the Section, and service to the public at a reception on Nov. 15. The deadline is Oct. 2. View the selection criteria and nomination instructions. Recent recipients include David Buchholz, Leonard Sanchez, John Salazar, Dylan O'Reilly and Susan McCormack.
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.
Indian Law Section Attorney Achievement Award
Nominate a colleague for the ILS Attorney Achievement Award which recognizes the amazing accomplishments of its Section members. Nominees must be a member of the 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. Submit nominations to Breanna Henley by 5 p.m., Oct. 27.
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.
Around the New Mexico Legal Community
UNMSOL Distinguished Achievement and Alumni Promise Awards Dinner
The UNM School of Law and the Law Alumni Association invite members to honor Professor Barbara E. Bergman, Hon. Michael D. Bustamante (Ret.) and Professor James W. Ellis with Distinguished Achievement Awards and Shammara H. Henderson with the new Alumni Promise Award on Oct. 20. More information.
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