News Release


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July 30, 2012

Christine Morganti, (505) 797-6028


Estate Planning/Probate Workshop Free to the Public

Albuquerque, N.M.—An Estate Planning/Probate Workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 8 at the Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque.

The workshop includes a presentation by volunteer attorney Dean Cross, an open question and answer period, and a free one-on-one consultation with an attorney. Consultations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is a community service open to the public free of charge. Call 1-800-876-6227 or (505) 797-6068 for details and to register.

Sponsored by the New Mexico State Bar Foundation and the State Bar of New Mexico Elder Law Section, this program is a working partnership that seeks to educate the public on wills, trusts, estate planning, end of life decisions and probate to meet legal needs.

In addition to these quarterly workshops, the State Bar Legal Resources for the Elderly Program that is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The program consists of a telephone helpline and referrals. More information may be found at

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.