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Christine Morganti
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State Bar’s Annual Meeting to Feature
Prominent Speakers

Albuquerque, N.M.—The State Bar of New Mexico will host their 2011 Annual Meeting, July 14–16, at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe. State Bar President Jessica A. Pérez chose We’ve come a Long Way: 125 Years of Service to the Profession as the theme of a meeting that will serve over 400 attorneys from across the state. The event will provide opportunities for continuing education credits and for networking with members of the profession practicing in New Mexico.

Nationally prominent speakers will be featured.
• Kendall Coffey is the founding member and a partner of Coffey Burlington PL and the former head of one of the largest federal prosecutors’ offices in America. Following his service as a U.S. attorney, his high profile cases have included the Elian Gonzalez case and the 2000 presidential election recount of Gore and Bush. A leading media commentator and guest legal analyst on CNBC, CNN, FOX, Telemundo, Headline News, and MSNBC, Coffey has also appeared on numerous nationally televised programs to include The Today Show, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America.
• Jack Marshall and Michael Messer will explore the latest developments in the dynamic field of professional ethics through a musical CLE ethics program featuring classic rock parodies from the 70s and 80s. Through a wide-ranging selection of hits from diverse artists such as Paul Simon, The Police, Linda Ronstadt, Gerry Rafferty, Elton John, and Bob Dylan, Marshall and Messer address ethical perils associated with new technology, client confidence, settlement dilemmas, dubious deception, and new fee issues just to name a few.

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The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.