News Release


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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Social Media Issues Subject of Legal Seminar

Albuquerque, N.M.—The First Annual Solo and Small Firm Institute: Social Media and Communication will be held March 31 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The State Bar Solo and Small Firm Section will co-sponsor this continuing legal education program for interested members of the legal community.

The seminar will focus on connecting with clients through social media, the dangers of social networking, social media in the courtroom, and communicating with clients.

Featured speakers will include Ari L. Kaplan, Esq., of Ari Kaplan Advisors, New York; Carolyn Elefant, Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant, Washington DC; and Marilyn O’Leary, Esq., a certified professional coach.

Speakers also include Hon. Charles W. Brown, 2nd Judicial District Court; Hon. Cynthia Fry, New Mexico Court of Appeals, and Hon John W. Pope, 13th Judicial District Court.

The Solo and Small Firm Section is an active group within the State Bar that works to provide a forum for the discussion of problems of common interest to solo and small firm practitioners; to advance the quality of legal services provided by solo and small firm practitioners; to provide a forum for the creation, discussion, advancement, and implementation of ideas to accomplish the foregoing purposes; and to provide a professional support network for solo and small firm practitioners.

Visit to register to view the full schedule.

Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend.

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.