Below are upcoming events, deadlines and announcements from the State Bar, Court system, and other organizations and groups involved with the legal community. To have an announcement or event added, email

2020 Annual Meeting Resolutions and Motions 

Resolutions and motions will be heard at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at the opening of the State Bar of New Mexico 2020 Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Event. To be presented for consideration, resolutions or motions must be submitted in writing by August 25 to Executive Director Richard Spinello, PO Box 92860, Albuquerque, NM 87199; fax to 505-828- 3765; or email rspinello@

State Bar Meetings

The State Bar of New Mexico is reopening to members and the public on June 29; availability is limited pursuant to the current State Health Orders.  To book a meeting, please contact us at 505-797-6000 or

Board of Editors Seeking Applications for Open Positions

The Board of Editors of the State Bar of New Mexico has open positions. Both lawyer and non-lawyer positions are open. The Board of Editors meets at least four times a year (in person and by teleconference), reviewing articles submitted to the Bar Bulletin and the quarterly New Mexico Lawyer. This volunteer board reviews submissions for suitability, edits for legal content and works with authors as needed to develop topics or address other concerns. The Board’s primary responsibility is for the New Mexico Lawyer, which is generally written by members of a State Bar committee, section or division about a specific area of the law. The State Bar president, with the approval of the Board of Bar Commissioners, appoints members of the Board of Editors, often on the recommendation of the current Board. Those interested in being considered for a two-year term should send a letter of interest and résumé to Evann Laird at Apply by June 30.

Client Protection Fund Commission

The Board of Bar Commissioners will make one appointment to the Client Protection Fund Commission for the remainder of an unexpired term through Dec. 31, 2021.  Active status attorneys in New Mexico who would like to serve on the Commission should send a letter of interest and brief resume by June 10 to Kris Becker at or fax to 505-828-3765.   

Employee Assistance Program: Managing Stress Tool for Members

The Solutions Group, the State Bar's free Employee Assistance Program, announces a new platform for managing stress. My Stress Tools is an online suite of stress management and resilience-building resources which includes: training videos, relaxation music, meditation, stress tests, a journaling feature and much more. My Stress Tools helps you understand the root causes of your stress and gives you the help you need to dramatically reduce your stress and build your resilience. Your Employee Assistance Program is available to help you, 24/7. Call at 866-254-3555.

Monday Night Support Group

-June 29
-July 6
-July 13
This group will be meeting every Monday night via Zoom. The intention of this support group is the sharing of anything you are feeling, trying to manage or struggling with. It is intended as a way to connect with colleagues, to know you are not in this alone and feel a sense of belonging. We laugh, we cry, we BE together. Email Pam at or Briggs Cheney at and you will receive an email back with the Zoom link.

Young Lawyers Divisions Hosts Virtual Lunch with Justice Thomson

Join the Young Lawyers Division as they host their first virtual Lunch with Judges program with Justice David Thomson. Justice Thomson will discuss with YLD Chair Allison Block-Chavez his career path, work and life as a justice, and the process of becoming a judge or justice via the GoToMeeting platform. Participants will be invited to ask Justice Thomson questions. This event is only open to current YLD members. The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16th at noon. To RSVP please contact Member Services at


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