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2011 Annual Meeting - Bench and Bar Conference

2011 State Bar Annual Meeting                                                                                       
July 14–16
Buffalo Thunder Resort
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Highlights coming soon!

View the program of CLE and special events.


We've Come a Long Way: 125 Years of Service to the Profession

Front Entrance to Buffalo Thunder Towa Golfer


Red Sage Dining Room Buffalo Thunder Outdoor Pool


Hotel Accomodations

Make reservations by calling the Buffalo Thunder at 1-800-HILTONS or reserve online at
by June 22 and mention that you are with the State Bar to receive the group rate.

$124 single or double; $169 one bedroom suite

Standard Junior Room G Suite


Sponsorships and Exhibit Spaces

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



Gavel 1 - $5000

Gavel 3 - $1250 - $1500


Montgomery & Andrews Law Firm

The Bar Plan

Gavel 2 - $2500

Gavel 4 - $500 - $750



Sponsorship Listings - $20


Individuals or Firms Little Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A.
Peter Auh Roberta S. Batley
Chicoski Law Firm Tiffany Oliver Leigh
David Henderson, Attorney of Law, P.C. Sandra Morgan Little
Law Offices of Lynda Latta, LLC Jan Gilman Tepper
Richard B. Spinello  
Wilcox Law Firm, P.C.  


New Mexico Women's Bar Association

Erika Anderson Ernestina R. Cruz Keya Koul
Tobanna Barker Megan P. Duffy Dana M. Kyle
Julia Lapis Blakeslee Melanie Fritzsche Antonia Roybal-Mack
Una Campbell Monica R. Garcia Mary Emily Schmidt-Nowara
Vanessa Chavez Jeannie Hunt Amy Sirignano
Martha Chicoski Heather S. Jaramillo Deborah R. Tope
Pamela Judith Crane Barbara J. Koenig Elizabeth Jaqueline Travis




AAA New Mexico LAI Professional Insurance Program Q Financial Planning
ABA Retirement Funds Liberty Mutual REDW The Rogoff Firm
ARAG Group Melloy Jaguar Rimkus Consulting Group
Bean & Associates, Inc. Membership Services SBNM Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program
Center for Legal Education New Mexico Business Weekly The Bar Plan
Court Call, LLC New Mexico Compilation Commission The Edward Group
Fastcase, Inc. New Mexico Paralegal Division The Liability Place
Health Agencies of the West New Mexico State Bar Foundation U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union


Annual Meeting Program Guide Advertisers


ARAG Group Dixon Scholl & Bailey, PA New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization
Atkinson & Co. GSI - Document Service The Bar Plan
Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. Hinkle Hensley Shanor & Martin LLP Professional Medical Evaluations, P.C.
Baca+Redwine, C.P.A. Lewis and Roca, LLP REDW The Rogoff Firm
Center for Legal Education Melloy Jaguar Rodey Dickason Sloan Akin & Robb, PA
Center for Civic Values/IOLTA New Mexico Paralegal Division Walther Family Law


Golf Tournament

1 p.m. shotgun start Thursday
$69 package includes greens fees, cart, bag handling, cart labels, scorecards and contest markers

Welcome Reception Featuring Combo Special

the band

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the outdoor pool area
Drawings for giveaways:

Buffalo Thunder gift certificate

2 round trip tickets anywhere SW Airlines flies

Special gift for everyone in attendance

Hosted by: New Mexico State Bar Foundation


Keynote Speaker


Kendall Coffey

Kendall Coffey
Keynote: The Court of Public Opinion

Kendall Coffey is the founding member and a partner of Coffey Burlington PL and the former head of one of the largest federal prosecutors' offices in America. Following his service as a U.S. attorney, his high-profile cases have included the Elian Gonzalez case and the 2000 presidential election recount of Gore and Bush. A leading media commentator and guest legal analyst on CNBC, CNN, FOX, Telemundo, Headline News, and MSNBC, Coffey has also appeared on numerous nationally televised programs, including The Today Show, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America.

“Clients, whether civil or criminal, are increasingly brought to trial not only before a judge in robes and a jury of peers, but also in the court of public opinion, where…the ‘verdict’ rendered by the court of public opinion may be as important as the verdict of the jury or court….There is no better lawyer to teach these skills than Kendall Coffey…. Coffey has done it all….”

Alan Dershowitz, from the foreword to Coffey’s new book, Spinning The Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion, Prometheus Books, 2010

Friday Night Entertainment

Flamenco Cabaret features the most celebrated American-born flamenco dancer, Joaquin Encinias, in an engaging, intimate performance of traditional flamenco fused with group choreographies. He is joined by Marisol Encinias and soloist performers from the highly acclaimed Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company. Yjastros (“stepchildren”) is a new culture of flamenco that is both American and deeply rooted in Spanish gypsy heritage. The raw energy and inspiration of the Yjastros performance is in a league of its own.

Flamenco dancers band members and dancers Marisol dancing


Ethics Rock Extreme

Hailed as “interactive, challenging and entertaining,” the long-awaited sequel to Ethics Rock! is finally here. Join Jack Marshall and Michael Messer as they explore the latest developments in the dynamic field of professional ethics through a musical CLE ethics program featuring classic rock parodies from the 70s and 80s. Through a wide-ranging selection of hits from diverse artists such as Paul Simon, The Police, Linda Ronstadt, Gerry Rafferty, Elton John, and Bob Dylan, Marshall and Messer address ethical perils associated with new technology, client confidence, settlement dilemmas, dubious deception, and new fee issues just to name a few.

Jack Marshall

Jack Marshall, the primary writer of Ethics Alarms, is president and founder of ProEthics. Marshall has taken the experience gleaned from a diverse career in law, public policy, academia and theater and applied it to the field of legal, business, workplace and organizational ethics. A graduate of Harvard College where he specialized in American government and leadership, and Georgetown University Law Center, he practiced criminal law in Massachusetts and organization law in the District of Columbia. He also led non-profit organizations devoted to education, public policy research, and health.

With Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ed Larson, Marshall compiled and edited The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow, published in 2007. His commentary on topics ranging from leadership to ethics to popular culture have appeared in O Magazine, The Virginia Monthly, The Weekly Standard, Trial, and numerous state bar publications. He has been featured on numerous radio shows, including PBS’s “Religion and Ethics Weekly” and NPR’s “Tell Me “More.” He served on the adjunct faculty of the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., teaching legal ethics from 2006-2008.

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