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  • Committee on Women and the Legal Profession:
    —Regularly publishes the “Ask Pat” column in the Bar Bulletin.
    —Continues efforts in proposing changes to New Mexico’s gender neutral statute, NMSA 1978, § 12-2A-5.
    —Conducted a 2007 Summit on Women and the Legal Profession.
    —Sponsors support group meetings for lawyers who are parents.
    —Sponsors the annual Outstanding Women Advocacy Award presented by the State Bar.
    —Plans to publish prototypes of family leave policies.
    —Address issues raised by various respondents in future “Ask Pat” columns.
    —Explores ways to increase law school student involvement in the Committee and serving the needs of female law students.


Women and the Legal Profession Committee


The Committee on Women and the Legal Profession address issues affecting women as lawyers and judges and monitors substantive issues of women.

Jennifer Landau Recognized for Legal Assistance to Women

Jocelyn Castillo, Katie Lynch (co-chairs) with Jennifer Landau

Jocelyn Castillo and Katie Lynch present an award on Dec. 9 to Jennifer Landau in recognition of her legal assistance to women (click on link above for full details).

Jennifer and the Committee on Women and the Legal Profession Members

Jennifer poses proudly with the members of the Committee on Women and the

Legal Profession and gives a short speech (below) after receiving her award.

Jennifer Landau Makes a Short Acceptance Speech After Receiving Her Award


Ask Pat Articles

Ask Pat is feature provided by the Committee on Women and the Profession. This is a question and answer column with a twist. "Pat" will answer questions about gender bias in the legal profession.

Letters are loosely based on real events. Send comments or letters to Ask Pat, State Bar of New Mexico, PO Box 92860, Albuquerque, NM 87199.

Committee Chairs and Mission Statement

2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report