CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO
NEW MEXICO DEFENSE LAWYERS
Join the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association at its Annual Awards Luncheon and Anniversary Celebration.
PROGRAM BROCHURE (PDF)
For more information on schedule, courses, and award winners
NMDLA will hold an awards ceremony at the Annual Luncheon to recognize the outstanding achievements of the Defense Lawyer of the Year and the Young Lawyer of 2015. Help us congratulate this year's award winners.
Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer
of the Year Award Winner
Mark J. Riley, Esq.
Riley, Shane & Keller, P.A.
Young Lawyer of the Year Award Winner
Tomas J. Garcia, Esq.
“Reptile Tactics”: A Defense Counsel’s Guide To The Reptile Strategy (1.5 General Credits)
Featuring nationally recognized lecturer, Jill F. Bechtold, Esq.
Based on a new strategy of litigation, the “Reptile Strategy” is a popular technique being implemented by plaintiffs’ counsel nationwide. The theory is designed to engage the jurors’ “reptilian brain” and persuade jurors to vote based on instincts and fear rather than facts and law.
Perspective from the Bench (1.0 E/P Credits)
The panel of distinguished judges will discuss ethics and professionalism topics relevant to civil defense practice.
Participating Judges: Hon. J. Miles Hanisee, NM Court of Appeals; Hon. Laura Fashing, Magistrate Judge, US District Court, District of NM; Hon. Kirtan Khalsa, Magistrate Judge, US District Court, District of NM; Hon. Steven C. Yarborough, Magistrate Judge, US District Court, District of NM.
Moderated by Richard E. Hatch, Esq.
Honoring Past Presidents
The NMDLA proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of its founding by honoring its past presidents who have successfully lead the organization in its service to New Mexico defense lawyers.
Please stay for a reception at Ibiza Patio Lounge in the Hotel Andaluz.
The 2015 NMDLA Annual Meeting will be held at:
125 South Second St.NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Valet parking is available. For hotel reservations call Hotel Andaluz 1.877.987.9090 or go to www.hotelandaluz.com