Board of Editors
- There is established a Board of Editors in the State Bar of New Mexico (“State Bar”).
- The Board of Editors shall be a committee of the State Bar and is subject to the State Bar bylaws and policies pertaining to committees and shall exercise its editorial responsibility in accordance with this section.
- The Board of Editors shall be composed of ten (10) members, nine of whom shall be attorneys and members in good standing of the State Bar, of which one shall be a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners; and one of whom shall be a non-attorney. The Board of Editors shall be comprised of persons who represent a broad diversity of backgrounds, ages, geographic regions of the state, ethnicity, gender, and areas of legal practice and, preferably, who have some experience in the field of journalism or legal publications. The President of the State Bar, with the approval of the Board of Bar Commissioners, shall appoint the members of the Board of Editors.
- Initial appointments to the Board of Editors shall be made as follows: five (5) members of the Board shall be appointed to serve two-year terms and five (5) members of the Board shall be appointed to serve one-year terms. Thereafter, all members of the Board of Editors shall serve terms of two years, and shall hold office until the end of the calendar year occurring at the expiration of their terms. No member of the Board of Editors shall serve more than two (2) full, consecutive terms.
- The Board of Editors shall select a chair from among its members.
- The Board of Editors shall meet or confer together at least quarterly. Special meetings of the Board may be scheduled at the request of the Editor.
- A quorum at all meetings of the Board of Editors shall consist of a majority of all Board members. The action of a majority of the Board members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present or the action of a majority of the Board members assented to by e-mail by a quorum of Board members will be the action of the Board.
- The president of the State Bar shall make an appointment to fill any member’s unexpired term. A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term of that member's predecessor and until that person's successor is duly appointed.
- Any member of the Board of Editors may be removed for cause by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Bar Commissioners at a meeting at which a quorum is present.
For more information about the Board of Editors or the Editorial Policy, contact:
Chair, Board of Editors
Communications and Member Services Program Manager, State Bar of New Mexico