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

2020 Annual Meeting Resolutions and Motions 

Resolutions and motions will be heard at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at the opening of the State Bar of New Mexico 2020 Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Event. To be presented for consideration, resolutions or motions must be submitted in writing by Aug. 25 to Executive Director Richard Spinello, PO Box 92860, Albuquerque, NM 87199; fax to 505-828- 3765; or email rspinello@

Appellate Practice Section Virtual Brown Bag Presentation with Judge Ives and Judge Henderson

You are invited to the upcoming virtual appellate brown bag luncheon , where Judge Zachary A. Ives and Shammara H. Henderson of the New Mexico Court of Appeals will be our guest speakers. The luncheon is informal and intended to create an opportunity for appellate practitioners to learn more about Judge Ives and Judge Henderson and the work of the Court. The virtual brown will be hosted on Aug. 21 at noon via GoToMeeting. RSVP to Member Services at

Announcing the 2021 Judicial Clerkship Program

The State Bar of New Mexico will begin accepting applications for its Judicial Clerkship Program for second-year law students. This program was jointly initiated by New Mexico Supreme Court’s Justice David K. Thomson and the State Bar’s Committee on Diversity and Young Lawyers Division. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), nine-week summer internship program open to all second-year diverse law students. While the hope is that the Clerkship will take place in person, the on-going developments with COVID-19 will dictate the implementation of the program. The 2021 Clerkship may take place virtually or as a hybrid of virtual/in-person attendance. The Clerkship will primarily take place with the New Mexico Supreme Court or with the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Interested students must submit applications via PDF format no later than Monday, Aug. 31. To learn more about this program, visit


State Bar Meetings

The State Bar of New Mexico reopened to members and the public on June 29; availability is limited pursuant to the current State Health Orders.  To book a meeting, please contact us at 505-797-6000 or

Employee Assistance Program: Managing Stress Tool for Members

The Solutions Group, the State Bar's free Employee Assistance Program, announces a new platform for managing stress. My Stress Tools is an online suite of stress management and resilience-building resources which includes: training videos, relaxation music, meditation, stress tests, a journaling feature and much more. My Stress Tools helps you understand the root causes of your stress and gives you the help you need to dramatically reduce your stress and build your resilience. Your Employee Assistance Program is available to help you, 24/7. Call at 866-254-3555.

Join the Committee on Women for their #LawMom Series

The Committee on Women and the Legal Profession is proud to bring back their #LawMom programming. #LawMom is a label created in 2016 as a way to publicize events hosted by the Committee which focus on the struggle of having a legal career and managing parenting responsibilities. Given the additional challenges and stressors #LawMoms are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CWLP would like to help you start the week off on a positive note by sponsoring #LawMom Mondays. Join the Committee on Aug. 17  at noon for their next chat. You can also watch all other #LawMom chats on the State Bar of New Mexico YouTube channel. RSVP for the chat to Member Services at


Monday Night Support Group

-Aug. 10
-Aug. 17
-Aug. 24
This group will be meeting every Monday night via Zoom. The intention of this support group is the sharing of anything you are feeling, trying to manage or struggling with. It is intended as a way to connect with colleagues, to know you are not in this alone and feel a sense of belonging. We laugh, we cry, we BE together. Email Pam at or Briggs Cheney at and you will receive an email back with the Zoom link. 

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