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We'll be back in 2021 with new content!

Episode 1
Personal Inventory: COVID – A Forced Life Transition For Some

Description: For this first personal inventory podcast, we will be discussing if and how COVDI9 has impacted the professional and/or personal identity of attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals.  Specifically we will be discussing life transitions due to COVID19. Many of us, if not all, have had to change the way we function in our day to day lives recently.  Some of us are grieving the loss of the way life was, what we deemed “normal”. Others may be grieving the loss of a loved one, a business, a relationship, or a personal or professional role before the pandemic hit. Tune in to hear if and how COVID19 has impacted a few of our Bar members and what changes they have noticed.

Presenters: Pamela Moore and Tenessa Eakins, State Bar of New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program; Morgan Pettit (moderator), State Bar of New Mexico Member Services Coordinator 
Episode 2: Part 1
Tools of the Trade with Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Ernestina Cruz

Description: The Young Lawyers Division will interview previous YLD chairs who are now established in their practice. Past chairs will share the experiences they had as a young lawyer and what insights they'd like to pass on to the new generation. The YLD was honored to chat with current State Bar President and 2011 YLD Chair, Ernestina (Tina) Cruz. Part 1 will dive into day-to-day relationships and everyone’s favorite topic, money. 

Stay tuned for Part 2 premiering on J
uly 22! The second episode will discuss work-life balance and personal and professional growth.

Presenters: Ernestina R. Cruz, Cruz Law Office LLC and State Bar President; Allison Block-Chavez, Aldridge Hammar & Wexler PA and YLD Chair
Episode 2: Part 2
Tools of the Trade with Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Ernestina Cruz

Description: We're back with the Young Lawyers Division interviewing a previous YLD chair! Past chairs will share the experiences they had as a young lawyer and what insights they'd like to pass on to the new generation. The YLD was honored to chat with current State Bar President and 2011 YLD Chair, Ernestina (Tina) Cruz. Part 2 will dive into work-life balance and personal and professional growth.

If you missed Part 1, make sure to check out "Tools of the Trade with Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Ernestina Cruz" above.


Presenters: Ernestina R. Cruz, Cruz Law Office LLC and State Bar President; Allison Block-Chavez, Aldridge Hammar & Wexler PA and YLD Chair
Episode 3
Tools of the Trade with Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Tomas Garcia

Description: The Young Lawyers Division continues its sub-series of "What I Wish I Knew" with Tomas Garcia, YLD 2017 Chair. Listen in as Garcia shares his experience as a young lawyer clerking for Justice Charles Daniels (deceased) and what he has learned with his time at the Modrall Sperling Law Firm.
 
Presenters: Tomas J. Garcia, Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris & Sisk PAAllison Block-Chavez, Aldridge Hammar & Wexler PA and YLD Chair
Episode 4
Hear All About It: COVID-19 and Evictions in New Mexico

Description: Let’s talk about one of two big topics surrounding COVID-19, evictions. This brief Q&A session will be for legal professionals who do not practice in this area of law and/or members of the public who want to learn more about state updates regarding this topic. This episode is a guide to some basic misconceptions about the eviction process during these crazy times. This is by no means an exhaustive episode of information nor is it formal legal advice. Listen to the companion episode about COVID-19 and unemployment insurance.
 
Presenters: Riley Masse, New Mexico Legal Aid; Moderated by Aja Brooks, Second Judicial District Court and New Mexico State Bar Foundation President
Episode 5
Hear All About It: COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance in New Mexico

Description: Let’s talk about one of two big topics surrounding COVID-19, unemployment insurance. This brief Q&A session will be for legal professionals who do not practice in this area of law and/or members of the public who want to learn more about state updates regarding this topic. This episode is a guide to some basic misconceptions about unemployment insurance process during these crazy times. This is by no means an exhaustive episode of information nor is it formal legal advice. Listen to the companion episode about COVID-19 and evictions.
 
Presenters: Alicia Clark, New Mexico Legal Aid; Moderated by Aja Brooks, Second Judicial District Court and New Mexico State Bar Foundation President
Episode 6
Tools of the Trade with the Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Aja Brooks

Description: The Young Lawyers Division continues its sub-series of "What I Wish I Knew" with Aja Brooks, former YLD member and New Mexico State Bar Foundation President. Tune in to hear Brooks talk about her non-traditional career path in public interest law, balancing work with being a new mom, and how she gets it all done.
 
Presenters: Aja Brooks, Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution, Second Judicial District; Allison Block-Chavez, Aldridge Hammar & Wexler PA and YLD Chair
Episode 7
Let’s Talk About Leveraging Culture in a Solo or Small Firm

Description: For these companion episodes, a compelling panel of solo and small firm attorneys talk about the business of running their firms, each from very different perspectives. The panelists are members of the State Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Section and law firm owners with 2 to 40 years of practice experience. You’ll learn more about creating your best client funnel, finding new ways to operate your firm’s business side, identifying ideal clients, and leveraging firm culture to attract more select work. If you run an SSF firm or might want to hang a shingle of your own someday, these are episodes you won’t want to miss!
 
Presenters: George Weeth, Academy Compensation Clinic PC; Cindy Silva, Cindy Silva Law LLC; Christopher Templeman, Smith Templeman Law Firm LLC; Moderated by Deian McBryde, McBryde Law LLC
Episode 8
Let’s Talk About Your Client Funnel in a Solo or Small Firm

Description: For these companion episodes, a compelling panel of solo and small firm attorneys talk about the business of running their firms, each from very different perspectives. The panelists are members of the State Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Section and law firm owners with 2 to 40 years of practice experience. You’ll learn more about creating your best client funnel, finding new ways to operate your firm’s business side, identifying ideal clients, and leveraging firm culture to attract more select work. If you run an SSF firm or might want to hang a shingle of your own someday, these are episodes you won’t want to miss!
 
Presenters: George Weeth, Academy Compensation Clinic PC; Cindy Silva, Cindy Silva Law LLC; Christopher Templeman, Smith Templeman Law Firm LLC; Moderated by Deian McBryde, McBryde Law LLC
Episode 9
Grieving, Coping, and Healing Regarding Suicides in Our Legal Community

Description: Unfortunately, the New Mexico legal community has lost several members in 2020 to death by suicide. In an attempt bring awareness, education and compassion to those who are facing a myriad of emotions, the SBNM Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program will discuss this very important topic. Please listen in as Pamela Moore, Director of the NM Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, and Dr. Avron Kriechman, a child, adolescent and family psychiatrist at UNM, discuss the topic of suicide. Dr. Kriechman and Pam talk about safety and resiliency, self-awareness and coping strategies, the healing process when feeling grief and loss, and offer a plethora of resources and services. 
Dr. Kriechman is also a Co-Principal Investigator on ASPYR (Alliance-building for Suicide Prevention and Youth Resilience) which aims to reduce youth suicide by providing advanced clinical training as well as bringing together youth and stakeholders to form statewide suicide prevention. 
 
Presenters: Pamela Moore, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Director and Dr. Avron M. Kriechman, MD, University of New Mexico Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Episode 10
Hear All About It: Judicial Clerkships with NM Justice David K. Thomson

Description: This episode is a bonus project of one of the State Bar’s and New Mexico Supreme Court's recent initiatives, the Judicial Clerkship Program. Regardless of where you are in your career, a newly graduated student, or well established in your practice, listen in as our presenters share the importance of judicial clerkships and how our respective institutions are helping future members of the judiciary!
 
Presenters: Justice David K. Thomson, New Mexico Supreme Court; Roshanna Toya, New Mexico Court of Appeals and Allison Block-Chavez, Aldridge Hammar & Wexler PA and YLD Chair