Dear NMDLA Members,
As I take over the 2013 presidency of NMDLA from Nancy Franchini, I want to express my thanks and that of the entire board for her willingness to step in last year to fill out the term of Michelle Hernandez in 2012. Nancy has served the organization with dedication and we are grateful.
This year we look forward to again bringing you two of your favorite CLE seminars, Women in the Courtroom V and the 2013 Annual Civil Rights Seminar. We also have plans for informal member lunches with great speakers and, in response to your enthusiasm, we'll be returning to the Hotel Andaluz for our Annual Meeting Luncheon and CLEs on Friday October 11th. This event being organized by our President-Elect Richard Padilla will include nationally known speaker Douglas R. Richmond, Esq. followed by a panel of distinguished judges and will qualify for three hours of Ethics/Professionalism MCLE credits.
We have listened to you, our members, and have responded by setting up a discussion group on LinkedIn. The group, open to all full members of NMDLA, will provide a venue for candid discussions of topics of interest to the group membership. To apply to join, visit LinkedIn and search Groups for NMDLA. You will be notified by e-mail of your acceptance to join. Special thanks go to Bryan Garcia for overseeing this project.
I want to thank the hard-working NMDLA Editorial Board who publish quarterly issues of Defense News. Please consider writing an article, suggesting topics of concern, or joining the Editorial Board. It is an excellent way to contribute to the civil defense bar and you may even earn CLEs for writing for our Legal News Journal.
If you are interested in serving as a member of the board of directors of NMDLA, we currently have two openings. The term is five years and we meet quarterly. You may send a Letter of Interest addressed to me by e-mail to email@example.com or fax it to 877-245-5021.
Have a happy Spring!
Atwood, Malone, Turner & Sabin, PA
2013 NMDLA President
Recent Trial Decisions of Interest to Civil Defense Lawyers
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Congratulations to the 2012 NMDLA Lawyer of the Year Award Winners!
NMDLA congratulates this year's award winners Stephen M. Simone, Esq. for Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer of the Year, and Tiffany Roach Martin, Esq. for Young Lawyer of the Year. Join us at the 2012 New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting for the Lawyer of the Year Awards ceremony. The awards will be presented on October 5, 2012, in Albuquerque at the Hotel Andaluz. Register online by Clicking Here! Read about this year's award winners here.