New Mexico Women's Bar Association


CLE Programs


Board of Directors Meeting

Date: May 3, 2013 11:30 - 1:00

Place: State Bar Center


WBA Founders Event

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Place: Albuquerque Country Club

More details to follow!



CLE: Technology Tools for Lawyers by Jim Calloway, Esq.– Albuquerque Co-Sponsored by the Paralegal Division of the New Mexico State Bar

Date:     Friday, May 24, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Place:    State Bar Center, Albuquerque

CLE:       4.0 hours general credit and 1.0 hour EP credit

Fee:       Standard fee: $149.  Government, paralegal and legal service providers: $129.         

You’ll love this day of gadgets and software that make your law practice easier and just plain fun!   Jim Calloway is a nationally recognized speaker on legal technology and law practice management and co-produces the podcast The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology and an award-winning blog.



NM Women's Bar Association Annual Meeting

Date: June 28, 2013

Place: State Bar Annual Meeting



CLE: Grokking the Jabberwock:   Keeping the Lizard Brain at Bay in ADL/Negotiation Process to Create Sustainable Agreements – Santa Fe

Date:     Friday, August 23, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with Wine and Beer Reception afterwards

Place:    BODY Café, 333 West Cordova Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

CLE:      3.0 hours general credit, pending approval

You’ve never seen a CLE like this before!  Enter a Wonderland of surprise while learning how our brains hijack the negotiation process, how we can prepare our clients to prevent that and how we and our clients can tap into creativity to craft sustainable agreements.  Julie Rivers, a WBA board member, will lead you through this process as she has done with many other audiences throughout the United States. 



CLE: Pathway to the Judiciary – Las Cruces

Date:    Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. with Reception afterwards

Place:   Las Cruces, NM

CLE:     2.0 hours EP credit, pending approval

Last year’s Pathway to the Judiciary seminar in Santa Fe was such a wonderful success, we’re offering it again but this time in Las Cruces!  Meet with a panel of judges and learn about things to consider when applying for a judicial vacancy, what the application and nomination process is like, running in a judicial election, what the day-to-day life of a judge is like, and how entering the judiciary impacts life outside of work. 



Henrietta Pettijohn Reception

Date:   October 2013, TBD

Place:   TBD

Each year, the New Mexico Women's Bar Association honors an outstanding female attorney for her achievements in advancing women in the legal profession. The award is given in the name and spirit of New Mexico's first female attorney.



Board of Directors Meeting

Date: May 3, 2013 4:00 - 5:30

Place: State Bar Center



Money Matters!  Financial Literacy for Lawyers with Manisha Thakor – Albuquerque

Date:   Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Place:  Albuquerque (TBA)

CLE:    To be determined

Many of us lawyers are at a loss when it comes to talking to clients about money matters.    Need basic information about how to lead a client in the direction she needs to go?    How do we coach our clients to learn to take care of themselves financially or to ask for a raise?  What about the pay disparity for women lawyers in New Mexico?  Manisha Thakor, a nationally known speaker and expert on money matters, will lead provocative and practical discussions.  She along with a panel of women in the know will be talking about these real-time issues all women face. 



The Women's Bar Association is committed to offering a series of affordable CLEs throughout the state and presented its first CLE on June 9, 2011 at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill. The two-credit program, entitled "Ethics, Professionalism and your Duties as an Attorney to the Public," featured speakers Barbara Koenig, Esq., from Foster, Rieder and Jackson, P.C., and Kate Mulqueen, PhD., a human resources consultant who specializes in organizational development and training, and who serves as the Director of Bar Foundation Development for the State Bar of New Mexico. The program focused on ethical considerations when networking, along with practical techniques and suggestions on how to successfully network.

Immediately after the CLE, the WBA hosted a happy hour reception and offered attendees an opportunity to put their skills to practice. Many thanks to all of the members of our legal community who came out to enjoy the reception, and to our law firm sponsors, McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., and The Harvey Law Firm, for helping to create such a great event.

On Saturday, July 16, 2011 the Women's Bar Association presented a one hour CLE program during the State Bar Annual Meeting at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe. The program, "Gender Roles in the Courtroom," was presented by the Honorable C. Shannon Bacon and the Honorable Sarah Singleton, who engaged participants in a discussion about topics such as consideration of gender in the selection of witness and whether it is appropriate, limiting an attorney's role in the courtroom based on gender, and how judges treat female lawyers and whether we have evolved.

Look for more information on upcoming CLEs in the Bar Bulletin and on the Women's Bar Association website at
Women's Bar Association members receive discounted rates for CLEs, and membership applications can also be found online.