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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Program Sept. 18 to Cover Nuts and Bolts of Procurement

Albuquerque, N.M. – With the focus on the nuts and bolts of procurement, the Craig Othmer Memorial Procurement Code Institute will be held Sept. 18 at the State Personnel Office Auditorium in Santa Fe. The State Bar Public Law Section is a co-sponsor of the continuing legal education program.

The Procurement Code Institute was founded by Craig Othmer, Esq., to provide a forum for attorneys and government employees involved in purchasing to become more familiar with procurement law and to discuss practical purchasing issues common to attorneys and employees alike.

Key topics include the procurement code, updates, New Mexico construction, and ethical considerations. Presenters include Ronn Jones, deputy director of the N.M. State Purchasing Division; Judith Amer, general counsel for the N.M. Department of Finance and Administration; Paul Kippert, chief of the N.M. Department of Finance and Administration, Contracts Review Bureau; Victoria Garcia, general counsel of the N.M. Department of Information Technology; and attorneys Frank Salazar, Sutin Thayer and Browne; David Gorman, Sheehan Sheehan and Stelzner; and Sean Calvert, Calvert Menicucci.

“We hope that this upcoming institute will provide all attendees a greater knowledge of the procurement code,” said Deborah Moll, past chair of the Public Law Section. “Our goal for this institute is to provide realistic solutions to government procurement issues and to address the concerns of those involved in purchasing.”

More information and registration 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.