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2013 Annual Meeting - Bench and Bar Conference


Special Events


Justice for All Silent Auction

Thursday, June 27, 4–7:30 p.m. and Friday, June 28, 7 a.m.–8 p.m.

The New Mexico State Bar Foundation will hold a silent auction to raise money for civil legal services. If you have an item you are willing to donate, please contact Michaela Chavez at 505-977-5653 or; or Joe Conte at 505-797-6099 or


Opening Reception

Thursday, June 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

Mingle and network with friends, colleagues, Board of Bar Commissioners, and exhibitors of legal–related products and services. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Music provided by Pimentel Guitars, Music and Entertainment. Hector Pimentel is an internationally recognized master guitarist. Pimentel’s dream of moving people emotionally is reflected in the heart he puts into his music and by the audiences who love him worldwide.


Annual Awards Ceremony

Friday, June 28, 5–5:30 p.m.

Awards recognize exemplary contributions to the State Bar or the legal profession.





Las Campanas
Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 27, 1 p.m.

The Club at Las Campanas

132 Clubhouse Drive, Santa Fe


Golf rises to a new level on two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, both consistently rated among the top courses in New Mexico by Golf Digest. Each offers an unparalleled golfing experience enhanced by glorious mountain vistas.


Official Tejas Brothers


President’s Reception and Dinner

Entertainment by the Tejas Brothers

Friday, June 28, 6:30–9 p.m.
Join State Bar President Andrew J. Cloutier, fellow members, and friends at a reception featuring a buffet dinner and entertainment. The Tejas Brothers reach your heart and poke your funny bone. Their sound is unique, yet familiar. It’s like something brand new on top of something we’ve all known and loved forever.




The Santa Fe Opera/Preview Buffet Dinner

Saturday, June 29

Preview Buffer Dinner, 6 p.m. (includes dinner, wine and dessert at the Opera's open-air cantina and an informative talk about the evening's opera during the dessert course)

Performance of The Marriage of Figaro, 8:30 p.m.

The Marriage of Figaro is of endless appeal to audiences and scholars alike. John Nelson conducts.

Transportation is available for $20/person and may be purchased






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