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Letter From The President
Dear Members of the NMDLA:
This year is an exciting and special one for the NMDLA. At the NMDLA Annual Meeting, which will be held at Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque on Friday, September 25, 2015, we will celebrate 30 years since the NMDLA’s formation in 1985. As a part of our program for this year’s NMDLA Annual Meeting, we plan to recognize and honor all of the NMDLA past presidents who, through their hard work, dedication, and leadership, helped make the NMDLA the strong organization it is today.
The NMDLA Annual Meeting, of course, is also where we present our annual awards for Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer and Young Lawyer of the Year. We are currently accepting submissions for these awards. If you know someone deserving of consideration, please nominate them by going to http://www.nmdla.org/awards, where you will find a link to our online nomination form or a printable nomination form that can be submitted via mail or email. The nomination period for these awards closes on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Carolyn Ramos and Butt, Thornton & Baehr, P.C., were gracious hosts of the second annual NMDLA Young Lawyers Mix & Mingle on June 4, 2015. In addition to enjoyable food and drink, guests were treated to TEDTalks by Nick Trost, Alicia Santos, and Justin Goodman. The TEDTalks covered the spectrum from informative to entertaining, and I thank Nick, Alicia, and Justin for volunteering. David Gonzales, chair of the NMDLA Young Lawyers Committee, also spoke on volunteer opportunities available for young lawyers within the NMDLA. If you have any interest in volunteering with the NMDLA, whether a young lawyer or not, please let me or any NMDLA board member know.
The improved NMDLA website is now live at www.nmdla.org. You will notice a number of enhancements to the website, including the fact it is now mobile-friendly. On the NMDLA website, among other features, you can find a list of partners and sponsors, view defense verdicts and NMLDA amicus briefs, and browse past award winners. The NMDLA now also has a social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter. On those platforms we will be posting about upcoming events and making other announcements. Please like the NMDLA page or follow us on Twitter at @DLA_NM to help us grow our social media outreach.
Finally, I encourage all of you to attend the 2015 TADC & NMDLA Joint Seminar in beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico, on August 7-8, 2015. The committee for this seminar and CLE worked hard to put together an informative program everyone will enjoy.
Sean E. Garrett
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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO NEW MEXICO CIVIL DEFENSE LAWYERS
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