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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Judges and Attorneys to Offer Insights on Appellate Courts on Sept. 11

Albuquerque, N.M. – With the focus on offering a unique opportunity to interact with appellate judges and attorneys, the 20th Annual Appellate Practice Institute will be held Sept. 11 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The State Bar Appellate Practice Section is a co-sponsor of the continuing legal education program.

Appellate judges and attorneys will present on key topics, including recent developments, petitions for write of certiorari, tips and traps, the appellate lawyer’s toolkit, and numerous other relevant appellate issues. Presenters include Sue Herrmann from the Office of the State Engineer; Andrew Montgomery from the Attorney General’s Office; Joey Moya, N.M. Supreme Court Chief Counsel; and several outstanding appellate attorneys from firms around the state. Appellate judges are also on the program: the Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; and three judges from the New Mexico Court of Appeals: the Hon. Timothy Garcia, the Hon. Robert E. Robles, and the Hon. Linda M. Vanzi.

"Though the program is geared toward practitioners who possess intermediate to advanced level appellate skills, anyone who has an interest in appellate law is welcome to attend,” said Jocelyn Drennan, 2009 Appellate Practice Section Chair. “As the only State Bar sponsored CLE that focuses on appellate practice in New Mexico, and one that involves question and answer components, the program offers a unique opportunity to interact with appellate judges and attorneys and to obtain their insights on appellate topics on the program.”

More information and registration information may be found at

Note: news media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028, of your attendance plans.

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.