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2010 Annual Meeting - Bench and Bar Conference

2010 State Bar Annual Meeting                                                                                       
July 15–17
Inn of the Mountain Gods
Mescalero, New Mexico

View the program of CLE and special events.


Staying connected and cohesive …local law practices make New Mexico advances.

Inn of the Mountain GodsGrand Staircase - Inn of the Mountain Gods

Sponsorships and Exhibit Spaces


2010 Sponsors

2010 Exhibitors

ARAGgroup ABA Retirement Funds
Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. Adapting Technologies
Center for Civic Values/IOLTA Program ARAGgroup
Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP Bean & Associates
Darwin National Assurance Company Center for Legal Education
Dixon, Scholl & Bailey, P.A. Court Call
GSI - A Document Service Company Darwin National Assurance Company
Hinkle Hensley Shanor & Martin LLP Expert Consulting Services, Inc.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino Fastcase
Lawit & Kitson Gertrude Zachary Jewelry
Lewis & Roca LLP Health Agencies of the West
Montgomery & Andrews LAI Professional Insurance Group
MRC of New Mexico, Richard Radecki, MD Membership Services and Communications Department
NM Legal Specialization MRC of New Mexico, Richard Radecki, MD
Office Alternatives New Mexico Business Weekly
Paralegal Division NM Compilation Commission
Peacock Myers, P.C. Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Professional Medical Evaluations, PC Robertson Engineering Investigations/REI
REDW LLC The Rogoff Firm Public and Legal Services Department
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. The Bar Plan
Rodey Dickason Sloan Akin & Robb PA The Edward Group
Susan C. Little & Associates, P.A. The Liability Place, Inc.
The Bar Plan Tyler Consultants
Vickie R. Wilcox, P.C. USNM Federal Credit Union
Walther Family Law West, a Thomson Reuters business
  Zia Trust, Inc.

Contact Marcia Ulibarri at or (505) 797-6058 to learn more.


Opening Night Sponsored by the Membership Services Committee



Thursday night opens at 5:30 p.m. with a Connections event.  Meet Michael Hurd from La Rinconada Gallery in San Patricio, New Mexico (  Food and a wine tasting event will be provided by local wineries.  Mingle with friends, colleagues and exhibitors of legal-related products and services.

After Hours with the Woodpeckers

9 p.m., July 15

Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods

Featuring renowed saxophonist Bobby Keys, who has played with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and more


The WoodpeckersBobby Keys

The Woodpeckers
Bobby Keys


Friday Special Event


Chef Susan Dougherty

Relax, have fun and learn—all for a great cause.  Retired Executive Chef and Culinary Instructor Susan Dougherty is teaching a fun and interactive culinary class benefitting Equal Access to Justice, which raises money for legal aid in New Mexico.  Chef Dougherty guarantees two hours of interactive culinary fun with demos, tastes, fabulous recipes and tips that only the pros know.  The cost is only $50 and space is limited.  Please sign up at the EAJ auction table or at the SBNM registration desk.  YUM!




    Chef Susan Dougherty


Friday Night Entertainment

in Concert

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

7–9:30 p.m. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 28.

Charo in Concert

Transportation from the Inn of the Mountain Gods to the Spencer Theater is not included in the ticket price, but is available as a separately ticketed option on the registration form.

Saturday Morning


Techshow Roadshow

Practical technology taught by some of the leading legal technology experts
• Digital Workflow: Developing the Paperless Habit
• The Inbox Ninja: Helping You Chop Through Your E-Mail Inbox
• The Traveling Lawyer
• Google Tools for Lawyers

Special Guest Speaker


Charlie Rose

Charles P. Rose,

General Counsel

U.S. Dept. of Education

CHARLES P. ROSE is the general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education. He was nominated by President Obama on March 18, 2009, and confirmed by the United States Senate on May 1, 2009. In this position, Rose serves as the chief legal officer for the department and as the legal adviser to the secretary of education on all matters affecting the department’s programs and activities.

Prior to his appointment, Rose was engaged in the private practice of law. He was a founding partner and corporate secretary of Franczek Radelet PC (formerly Franczek Radelet & Rose PC), established in 1994. There he represented school districts, municipalities, and other public employers across Illinois with respect to labor relations and collective bargaining matters, general matters of labor and employment law, and education law. Rose served as the lead negotiator on hundreds of collective bargaining agreements for a wide variety of public employers, including the Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago.


To view Rose's full biography, visit the following link:

Keynote Speaker


Stuart Forsyth, Keynote Speaker

Stuart A. Forsyth,

The Legal Futurist

Presenting Practicing Law: The Future Isn't What it Used to Be

STUART A. FORSYTH is owner and principal of The Legal Futurist, an independent consulting practice providing long-range strategic planning and visioning services to all components of the justice system including courts, bar associations, law firms, CLE providers, lawyers, judges and educators. His presentations on the future of the legal profession, courts and continuing education have received nationwide acclaim.

Forsyth served as consultant to the American Bar Association’s Committee on Research About the Future of the Legal Profession and was a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists.

A visionary bar executive, he served five years as executive director of the Los Angeles County Bar Association—the largest metropolitan bar in the nation—where he focused on creating products and services to meet the professional needs of lawyers in the 21st century. Under his leadership, the bar held its first community-wide Diversity Summit, dramatically improved relationships with its sections and introduced technology for distance learning.

For more information and the full biography visit

Featured Speakers

Sean Carter

Author of the critically acclaimed book If It Does Not Fit, Must You Acquit? Your Humorous Guide to the Law (2002), SEAN CARTER has been called America’s funniest lawyer. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Carter’s humorous yet practical CLE presentations have been heard by over 200 organizations and his humor columns have appeared in such publications as the National Law Journal and on websites such as His Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You will be a must-see professionalism program at the Annual Meeting.



Sean Carter,

Humorist at Law



David J.F. Gross, Esq.

David J.F. Gross, Esq.

Litigation Partner

Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis

DAVID GROSS is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. Named as one of the “Top Ten Winning Litigators in the U.S.” by the National Law Journal in 2009, Gross has previously been listed as one of the nation’s 50 “Rising Litigation Stars” by The American Lawyer (2008) based on his track record of high profile IP litigation victories as well as his prominence as a national speaker on trial practice and patent litigation. The 2007 recipient of the Center for Legal Education’s National Speaker of the Year Award, Gross is a former clerk to the Honorable Levin H. Campbell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, and a former trial attorney for the Civil Division of the U. S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He is the co-author of the NITA publication The Power Trial Method and has served as lead attorney for a nationwide pro bono investigation resulting in a national report on the status of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.



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