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Christine Morganti, (505) 797-6028

State Bar Announces a New Additions and Recent Promotions

David Chavez, CPA

Albuquerque, N.M.—The State Bar of New Mexico is pleased to welcome David Chavez, CPA, as director of finance. Chavez oversees daily accounting activities, accounts of the State Bar's law-related organizations, membership dues and other essential activities. He also participates in strategic and operational planning to accomplish program goals and objectives. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and is a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). Chavez attended UNM (B.B.A., 2001) and Keller School of Business (Master of Accounting and Financial Management, 2011). Chavez came to the State Bar from UtiliPoint International, Inc. He replaces Madonna Vandeventer who is retiring after 24 years of service to the State Bar.


Kate Mulqueen, Ph.D.

Kate Mulqueen has been promoted to director of Bar Foundation Development. Her focus will be on increasing resources for organizations and programs that seek to provide civil legal assistance and improve the law, the legal system, and the legal profession. She also coordinates the Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program, Lawyer Career Counseling, and State Bar staff training. Mulqueen attended the University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1973), Loyola University of Chicago (M.S., 1983), and UNM (Ph.D., 2005).



Brian Sanchez

Brian Sanchez, the pressman at the State Bar for 15 years, was recently promoted to manager of the Digital Print Center. The State Bar recently acquired digital printing equipment, which has increased the quality and the types of materials produced. Sanchez brings many years of expertise and experience to the job.




Marilyn Kelley

Marilyn Kelley was recently assigned as the program administrator of the Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program, a program approved by the New Mexico Supreme Court and required for new attorneys who have recently been admitted to practice. Kelley will pair new attorneys with experienced attorneys who will serve as mentors for a twelve-month period. By facilitating relationships between new and more experienced lawyers, Bridge the Gap hopes to enhance professionalism, ethics, civility, practical skills and relationships in the legal profession. Kelley attended Central New Mexico Community College (2002).

Kasey Daniel

The State Bar of New Mexico is pleased to welcome Kasey R. Daniel, Esq. as managing attorney for the Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP). LREP is a statewide legal telephone helpline providing New Mexico residents, 55 and older, with legal services and referrals to private attorneys. Daniel is a 2002 graduate of the UNM School of Law. She Daniel comes to the State Bar with experience in private practice, as well as experience at numerous agencies providing legal services to people living in poverty including New Mexico Legal Aid, The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, and Law Access New Mexico. Daniel was also the former Director of Public and Legal Services at the State Bar of New Mexico from 2008 to 2010.


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.