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The State Bar is a professional membership organization of attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of New Mexico.  Established in 1886, the State Bar currently (2013) has more than 8,800 members.




Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in Alamogordo — December 29

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in Las Cruces — December 29

Colliding Agendas and Environmental Issues — December 9

Trials of the Century Will Teach and Entertain — December 9

State Bar Wins Best Places to Work Distinction...Again — December 2

Jessica Campbell Joe Conte and Jessica Perez, State Bar President-Elect
State Bar of New Mexico staff member Jessica Campbell attends the New Mexico Business Weekly awards program on Dec. 2.
Joe Conte and State Bar President-Elect Jessica Pérez proudly accept the Best Places to Work Award on behalf of the State Bar of New Mexico.

State Bar staff and members share in the excitement of receiving the New Mexico's Best Places to Work Award from the New Mexico Business Weekly.  What a team!!


Social Security Workshop Free to the Public — December 1

Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy Workshop Free to the Public in Las Cruces — November 30

Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy Workshop Free to the Public in Albuquerque — November 29

Real Property Institute to Update Attorneys — November 24

Microsoft Patent Attorney Tops Speaker List for Intellectual Property Law Institute — November 23

Judge Vanzi to be Recognized for Advocacy for Women — November 23

Legal Fair in Espanola — November 23

Free Legal Assistance For Seniors in Belen — November 3

Expert to Teach Conflict Resolution — November 3

Attorneys To Study Business Law Considerations — November 2

Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 Means Changes for Indian Country — November 1

Bruce Kohl Named 2010 Business Lawyer of the Year — November 1

Attorneys Give Legal Help in Farmington Area — October 21

Troubled Youth Express Their Struggles in Art — October 20

Attorneys Give Help in Silver City — October 19

Attorneys Give Legal Help in Clovis — October 18

Public Records Act Gets Attorneys' Attention — October 13

Attorneys to Draft Free Wills in Rio Rancho — October 13

Attorneys Give Legal Help in Ruidoso — October 12

Young Lawyers to Serve Seniors — October 8

Family Law Issues Subject of Institute — October 7

Gulf Oil Spill Legal Ramifications, Ethics of Election Law Among Topics at ABA Meeting in Santa Fe — October 5

Free Legal Assistance For Seniors in Santa Fe — October 1

Labor Lawyers to Update Skills — September 30

Attorneys to Get Update on Health Law — September 30

Attorneys Bring Constitution Day to New Mexico's Fifth Graders — September 23

State Bar Hosts Elder Law Institute — September 23

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in Los Alamos — September 21

Attorneys to Tackle Key Tax Issues and Developments — September 15

7000 Fifth Graders to Learn About the Constitution — September 14

Probate Institute to Sharpen Lawyers' Skills — September 14

Estancia Elementary School Students to Become Junior Judges — September 8

District Attorneys to Teach Fifth Graders About the Constitution — September 7

Appellate Experts to Guide Attorneys in the Finer Points —August 26

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in Ft. Sumner —August 24

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in Santa Rosa —August 24

State Bar of New Mexico Supports Pro Bono Committees —August 23

Attorneys Give Legal Help in Española —August 17

Attorneys Give Legal Help on July 31 in Alamogordo —July 21

State Bar Announces 2010 Award Winners —July 9

State Bar Annual Meeting to Feature Prominent National Attorneys —July 8

Vigil and Bosson Earn National Honors for Client Protection Program — June 15

Vigil and Bosson Receive National Honors

Free Legal Assistance For Seniors in Raton and Mosquero — June 4

Elderly and Poor to Continue Receiving Free Legal Services from State Bar — May 28

Two-Day Seminar Explores Legal Services for the Poor — May 25

National Mock Trial Championship Coming to N.M. — May 21

The late Justice Gene Franchini Congratulates Mock Trial Participants


Justice Castillo Takes New Attorney Oath on Apr. 26  New State Bar Members Take Oath in Santa Fe — May 6

T or C Students to ‘Dialogue’ on Reforms, Music, and Pirates — April 27

Ambitious Essay Writers Get the Prize — April 21

Jordan Pruett - 1st Place Winner Ellen Rabin - 2nd Place Winner James Billingham - 3rd Place Winner

Jordan Pruett

1st Place

Ellen Rabin

2nd Place

James Billingham

3rd Place


Ask-a-Lawyer Call-In Program Provides Free Legal Information — April 12

Legislative Council Service Director to be Honored as Public Lawyer of the Year— April 8

$95K Paid to Wronged Clients — Apr. 1

Limits of Expert Testimony and Evidence Questioned at State Bar Seminar — Mar. 22

State Bar Honors Five Outstanding Prosecutors — Mar. 8

State Bar Awards Grants to Legal Service Providers — Mar. 8

Foreclosure Law Seminar Encourages Attorneys to Take Pro Bono Cases — Mar. 4

State Bar Honors Members Achieving Special Milestones — Mar. 3

The "Longest Serving Judge", the Hon. Edmund "Ted" Kase and "Youngest Active Member", Lauren Reed, celebrate their special recognition at the State Bar's 124th birthday celebration.

Judge Edmund

New Commissioners Take Office — Mar. 3

New Commissioners Sworn in by Justice Daniels

Michelle Grisham Hilary Noskin

Michelle Grisham

First Bar

Commisioner District

Hilary Noskin

First Bar

Commisioner District

Roxanna Chacon Deborah Tope and Justice Charles Daniels

Roxanna Chacon

Seventh Bar

Commisioner District

Deborah Tope

Paralegal Div. Liaison


Bankruptcy Law Year in Review to be Held at State Bar on March 5 — Feb. 24

Justice for All Day at the Rotunda—Jan. 25