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Membership Survey


In 2004, the State Bar of New Mexico commissioned a survey to assess member satisfaction. The study covered a wide variety of issues to measure members’ interest in the programs and services provided by the State Bar. The survey also assesses member support for key issues such as mandatory versus voluntary membership, support for the Bar convention, CLE courses, Internet usage and visitation to the Bar website, communications and satisfaction with the Bar staff.

This study was administered by mail. Surveys were sent to all 5605 State Bar members with a cover letter explaining the purpose of the survey and asking members for their participation. Respondents were asked to return the surveys directly to Research & Polling in a business reply envelope. A total of 1569 completed surveys were returned, which represents a 28% response rate. The Board of Bar Commissioners is grateful to the many members who took the time to complete the survey.

The survey results are presented in two reports: top line results which provide raw data on the survey questions and an executive summary which summarizes the results from each question in the survey and reports on any variances in attitude or perception, where significant, among demographic subgroups. The subgroups examined in this report include: years practicing law, length of Bar membership, age, gender, ethnicity, region, areas of practice, practice setting and judicial district.

Members with questions or comments may contact Joe Conte, executive director at or (505) 797-6099.

Top Line Results

Executive Summary