Dear NMDLA Members:
On October 11, 2013, at the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, NMDLA will hold its Annual Meeting. Richard Padilla, NMDLA PresidentElect, has prepared an excellent program for us this year on ethical issues facing the modern defense attorney.
The program will start with a luncheon where the Outstanding Defense Lawyer and the Outstanding Young Lawyer awards will be given. The 2013 NMDLA Outstanding Defense Lawyer is William P. Slattery and the Outstanding Young Lawyer is Erica R. Neff. Congratulations to Bill and Erica! David J. Herring, the newly appointed Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, will be the luncheon speaker.
The luncheon will be followed by 2.5 hours of Ethics/Professionalism MCLE credits. Douglas R. Richmond, Senior VP in the Professional Services Group of Aon Risk Services, will present, “Pants on Fire: False Testimony by Clients and Witnesses.” Following will be a judges’ panel discussion on ethical and litigation issues facing the modern defense attorney. The panel will include Judge Carl J. Butkus, Judge Valerie A. Huling and Judge Denise Barela Shepherd from the Second Judicial District Court. The panel will be moderated by Lorena Olmos. The event will conclude with a reception held at the Andaluz Ibiza Patio Lounge.
Additionally, NMDLA is privileged and excited to welcome back Sheldon H. Nahmod, Distinguished Professor of Law at IIT Chicago - Kent College of Law, as the special guest speaker at the NMDLA 2013 Annual Civil Rights Seminar to be held at the Great Albuquerque Jewish Community Center on Friday, December 6th. Professor Nahmod will be joined by a panel of New Mexico civil rights practitioners in this popular day-long seminar.
Finally, I would like to encourage our many readers of Defense News to suggest topics for articles for future editions of the NMDLA Legal News Journal for New Mexico Civil Defense Lawyers. The Editorial Board ably headed by Courtenay Keller and Harriett Hickman welcomes submissions of articles and commentary from readers.
I look forward to seeing you at the NMDLA Annual Meeting and the Civil Rights Seminar.
Have an enjoyable and safe Fall.
Atwood, Malone, Turner & Sabin, PA
2013 NMDLA President
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Congratulations to the 2013 NMDLA Lawyer of the Year Award Winners!
NMDLA congratulates William P. Slattery, Esq., this year's Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer, and Erica R. Neff, Esq., recipient of the Young Lawyer of the Year Award. To learn about the award winners Click Here! Join us at the 2013 New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting for the Lawyer of the Year Awards ceremony. The awards will be presented on October 11, 2013, in Albuquerque at the Hotel Andaluz. Register online!
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