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Christine Morganti
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Edna Epstein, Gerald Riskin, John Holcomb Top Speakers List at State Bar of New Mexico Annual Meeting
July 10 and 11 – June 22

Albuquerque, N.M. – The Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque will host the State Bar of New Mexico annual meeting, July 9-12. Featured speakers include:

· Author of the perennial ABA best seller The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine, Edna Epstein has handled a wide variety of litigation matters and helped thousands of attorneys to better understand this incredibly complex area of the law. Epstein is an attorney from Chicago, Illinois. She will be joined by the Honorable Alan Torgerson, U.S. District Court, Albuquerque, at 8:45 a.m., Friday, July 10.

· Best-selling author of the ABA publication The Successful Lawyer, Gerald Riskin will provide a plenary and follow-up workshop on some powerful law practice management strategies which can be used to transform a practice. Riskin is the co-founder and partner of Edge International, a management consulting firm. The session will be held at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 10.

· The 2009 National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), John Holcomb will present “The Vanishing Civil Jury Trial.” Holcomb is a shareholder in the law firm of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa, Florida. He is an active trial lawyer who has tried approximately 100 jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, long-term health care, and products liability. Holcomb’s presentation will be held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 10.

Note: news media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028, of your attendance plans and check in at the registration desk at the Buffalo Thunder Resort.