Below are upcoming events, deadlines and announcements from the State Bar, Court system, and other organizations and groups involved with the legal community. To have an announcement or event added, email

ADR Superpower Skills Workshop

The ADR Committee invites State Bar members to a skills workshop for those who are new as well as for those who are experienced with the practice of ADR. It is an opportunity to identify and develop the core skills for success in facilitating communication, collaboration and constructive conflict management. Attendees will work in small groups, with a coach, to experience the profound and positive impact of skillful listening and acknowledgement. Join JoEllen Ransom, Jon Lee and Anne Lightsey from UNM Ombuds for Staff from noon-1 p.m. on April 25 at the State Bar Center for this free workshop. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley at Attendees are welcome to join the ADR Committee meeting from 11:30 a.m.-noon in advance of the presentation.   

Call for CLE Proposals

The New Mexico State Bar Foundation Center for Legal Education invites all State Bar members; sections, divisions and committees; and voluntary bar members to submit proposals for CLE programs that could be presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting or at other times during the year. We are looking for hot topics in your areas of law. This year’s annual meeting will be held Aug. 1-3 at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town, Albuquerque.  Breakout sessions will be one hour in length and 12 spots are available. Complete and submit this form with a hot topic program in your area of law by COB March 29.

Minimum Continuing Legal Education: 2018 Credit Completion Extension

If you missed the 2018 deadline to complete your MCLE requirements, don’t worry – you still have time!  For $100, the deadline for 2018 MCLE compliance is extended until March 31.  As a reminder, these credits must be LIVE credits. No need to contact MCLE, you will receive an invoice in the mail.    

New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program: Monitor Training

The NMJLAP will be hosting a monitor training for those interested in volunteering as a monitor or already serving as a monitor; Monitors are crucial in the NMJLAP Monitoring Program success as they are attorneys and judges who have lived experiences with recovery and mental health conditions. They have the desire to assist and support a peer who is going through a similar struggle. The first monitor training of the year will take place at the State Bar Center on Feb. 2, 10-11 a.m.. The second monitor training will also take place at the State Bar Center on 11 a.m.-12 p.m., April 6, For more information or to signup, contact Erica Candelaria at or 505-797-6093.

New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program: Committee Meeting

The NMJLAP will be having its second quarter Committee meeting at 10-11 a.m., on April 6, at the State Bar Center. All JLAP Committee members are encouraged to attend. For those that cannot be there in person, a teleconference will be provided. Coffee and a continental breakfast will be provided. R.S.V.P. with Erica Candelaria at or 505-797- 6093 no later than April 2. For questions, contact Pam Moore at 505-797-6003

Solo and Small Firm Section: Professor Richard Wood Raises Broad Cultural Issues

On Feb. 19, UNM Interim Provost and Sociology Professor Richard Wood raises broad cultural issues of particular relevance to judges and lawyers when he presents on "Navigating Conflict and Contention in the Modern University: Gender, Religion, Sexuality, Diversity and Incivility." A superb discussion among attendees is inevitable. The Solo an Small Firm hosts these monthly luncheon programs with an open invitation to all judges and attorneys. The luncheons take place from noon-1 p.m. at the State Bar Center. R.S.V.P. to Breanna Henley at

Young Lawyers Division: Volunteers Needed for Veterans Civil Legal Clinic

The YLD seeks volunteers to staff the Veterans Civil Legal Clinic from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on March 11 at the N.M. Veteran's Memorial located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE in Albuquerque. Volunteers should arrive at 8 a.m. for orientation and complimentary breakfast. The clinics offers veterans a broad range of veteranspecific and non-veteran specific legal services, including family law, consumer rights, worker’s comp, bankruptcy, driver’s license restoration, landlord/tenant, labor/employment and immigration. To volunteer, visit

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