Family Law Section

Your Proposed 2015 Board of Directors
Family Law Section 

Hello, Members:
The Family Law Section Nominating Committee has issued its report, below, proposing a slate of officers for 2015. If you want to contest the election, please get the signatures of at least 10 members of the section on the petition, email it to D.D. Wolohan by Oct. 31, and state which position you are contesting. A runoff will follow. If there is no opposition after Oct. 31, the slate is approved by acclamation and will serve in 2015.

Here is our Slate of Candidates:

Position 1   01/01/15 - 12/31/17 term
Clay Hightower from Roswell

Position 2   01/01/15 - 12/31/17 term
Maria Montoya Chavez from Albuquerque

Position 3   01/01/15 - 12/31/17 term
Mary Ann Burmester from Albuquerque

Position 4   01/01/15 - 12/31/17 term
Martha Kaser from Albuquerque
 Position 5   01/01/13 - 12/31/15 term:  Appointed midterm to position and standing for election
Tatiana Engelmann from Albuquerque

Position 6   01/01/14 - 12/31/16 term: Appointed midterm to position and standing for election
Meredith Johnstone from Albuquerque

Allison Pieroni

Nominating Committee Chair


The general purpose of the Section shall be the promotion of the objectives of the State Bar of New Mexico within the particular fields designated by the name of this Section. To that end, it shall be the purposes of this Section:

A. To formally recognize the importance of Domestic Relations law and its complex, sensitive and rapidly changing status;

B. To be the forum within the Bar through which the study of Domestic Relations law is encouraged and fostered to the end that the practice of Domestic Relations law is improved;

C. To serve as the legal community's focus and liaison with other related, interested and active agencies and communities concerned about domestic relations matters; and

D. To seek better ways in which to assure that children's interests, during and after dissolution of marriage, are protected.

You may be enrolled as a member of the Family Law Section any time during the year; however, your membership will expire in December of that same year.  Dues for membership in this Section are $20 per calendar year.  Click here to pay section dues.


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