NREEL Lawyer of the Year
Please email your nominations to Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Nov. 15.
Award Committee comprised of members of the NREEL Board of Directors shall
review all written nominations to select a candidate who promotes the stated
purposes of the NREEL Section: to provide Section members, the State Bar, and the public with information and dialogue concerning issues affecting natural
resources, energy and the environment, and to share ideas, legal research, and
networking with the goal of providing the highest possible quality of legal services to New Mexicans in the areas of natural resources, energy, and
environmental law. In addition to promoting the purposes of the NREEL Section,
the successful nominee should demonstrate:
Professionalism and integrity by:
the honor, dignity, and professionalism of lawyers;
ethical conduct and collegiality within the practice; and
held in high regard in the profession.
Superior legal service by, for example:
superior knowledge of the substantive legal area in which he or she
excellent legal representation to clients.
Exemplary service by, for example:
a. Making significant contributions to
natural resources, energy, or environmental law generally in the State of New
b. Expanding the resources of natural
resources, energy, and environmental lawyers and law
students by providing educational,
networking, or mentoring opportunities;
c. Serving in leadership posts or on
special projects and committees related to natural resources, energy, or
d. Assisting natural resources, energy,
and environmental lawyers and law students by evaluating jurisprudence,
legislation, and regulations;
e. Advancing the knowledge, skills, and
interests of natural resources, energy, and environmental lawyers and law
f. Demonstrating innovative thinking or
leadership skills related to natural resources, energy, or environmental law.
Service to the public in the areas of natural resources, energy, or
environmental law by, for example:
a. Supporting the public interest in a
fair and effective system of justice; and/or
Demonstrating outstanding community or pro bono contributions.