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Letter From The President

Dear Members of the NMDLA:

On November 11, 2015, the NMDLA Young Lawyers Committee, in conjunction with the Mexican American Law Students Association, held a roundtable for law students at the University of New Mexico School of Law. The roundtable consisted of a panel of young lawyers from a variety of local defense law firms answering questions and discussing topics relevant to the civil defense practice. The roundtable was well-attended and well-received, and I thank David Gonzales, chair of the Young Lawyers Committee, as well as the other volunteers for making this event happen.

Even if you have all of your CLE credits for this year, please plan on attending the 2015 Annual Civil Rights Seminar, which will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque. Five and a half general MCLE credits are available, and a host of great speakers have been lined up, including the Honorable William P. Lynch. Bryan Garcia and Cody Rogers have once again put together what should be an excellent CLE, and, of course, those CLE credits will carry over to next year.

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as NMDLA president this year. I am proud of many things we accomplished, including presenting a number of excellent CLE programs, revising and making our website mobile-friendly, increasing our interaction with young lawyers, and becoming active on social media. I could not have done anything without the support and hard work of the entire NMDLA Board of Directors, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. I am especially thankful to my wife, and NMDLA past president, Carolyn Ramos, for her encouragement and support throughout the year.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for an incredible 2016!


Sean E. Garrett
Conklin, Woodcock & Ziegler, PC
2015 NMDLA President

Christopher J. DeLar
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Reserve today for the upcoming Civil Rights Seminar on Dec. 4.   

This seminar is designed for the intermediate as well as advanced civil rights practitioner and adjuster.

Supreme Court opinion filed in Snow v. Warren Power & Machinery, Inc.   

The Supreme Court filed an opinion in Snow v. Warren Power & Machinery, Inc., No. 34,501, slip op. (N.M. Sup. Ct. August 10, 2015). Find the published opinion in the Amicus Briefs section of our website.

NMDLA President, Sean Garrett weighs in on Forum Shopping in Sunday's ABQ Journal   

Currently, state law allows attorneys to use or hire a personal representative in any jurisdiction, allowing the suit to be brought anywhere in the state. New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association's President, Sean Garrett weighs in on the subject.

Follow up: July 5 - Sunday's Journal Editorial written by members of the editorial board and is unsigned as it represents the opinion of the newspaper rather than the writers.

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