New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association 
Login

CLE  Seminars and Events

The New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association is dedicated to continuing legal education, helping members improve their skills and knowledge by offering seminars and publications throughout the year. Our calendar will be updated as we develop seminars and more details become available. For this reason, we recommend that you check back often.

SAVE THESE DATES - UPCOMING 2015 CLE SEMINARS             

September 25
Annual Meeting Luncheon, Awards and CLE ~ Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque

October 23
Summary Jury Trials (1/2 Day) / Advanced Trial Practice (1/2 day) ~ State Bar Classroom, Albuquerque

December 4
2015 Annual Civil Rights Seminar~ Albuquerque Jewish Community Center

Self-Study Video CLE Catalog: 

To view a catalog of the available DVD videos for self-study and to download an order form, please visit our CLE DVD Catalog.

Upcoming events

    • 25 Sep 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Hotel Andaluz, Downtown Albuquerque - 125 South Second St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102

    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


    Awards Ceremony

    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. 
    Mordall Sperling


    CLE

    “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:

    Hotel Andaluz
    125 South Second St.NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87102



    For directions visit 
    http://www.hotelandaluz.com/around-town/map-directions/

    Valet parking is available. For hotel reservations call Hotel Andaluz 1.877.987.9090 or go to www.hotelandaluz.com

Past events

07 Aug 2015 2015 Joint NMDLA & TADC Seminar
05 Dec 2014 2014 Annual Civil Rights Seminar
03 Oct 2014 2014 NMDLA ANNUAL MEETING - Awards Luncheon and CLE - Ethically Handling & Settling High Profile Cases
15 Aug 2014 Women in the Courtroom V: This is Your Life! Authenticity in the Age of Appearances
08 Aug 2014 2014 SKILLS FOR NEW DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
27 Jun 2014 Defense Practice Academy: Basic Skills
14 Mar 2014 NMDLA Luncheon & CLE, Same-Sex Marriage: Implications for NM Employers
06 Dec 2013 2013 Annual Civil Rights Seminar
11 Oct 2013 2013 NMDLA Awards Luncheon, CLE, and Annual Meeting - Pants on Fire: False Testimony by Clients and Witnesses
15 Aug 2013 NMDLA MEMBER NETWORKING LUNCH, "EFFECTIVE OPENING STATEMENT"
09 Aug 2013 2013 SKILLS FOR NEW DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
07 Dec 2012 2012 Annual Civil Rights Seminar
05 Oct 2012 2012 NMDLA Awards Luncheon, CLE, and Annual Meeting - Friend or Foe: Addressing ethical and litigation issues facing the modern defense attorney and the judiciary in the age of Social Media
24 Aug 2012 Women in the Courtroom IV: Empathy and Empowerment
20 Jun 2012 NMDLA Member Networking Lunch, "Effective Voir Dire"
20 Apr 2012 NMDLA Member Networking Lunch
09 Dec 2011 For 2011 credits, click the CLE tab above to see seminars recently added to NMDLA's video catalog!
02 Dec 2011 2011 Annual Civil Rights Seminar
11 Nov 2011 Effective Communication and Presentation Skills for Attorneys, November 11, 2011
07 Oct 2011 Reaching New Heights—Understanding the Practice of Law in the New World of 2012—NMDLA Awards Luncheon, CLE, and Annual Meeting
20 May 2011 Defense Practice Academy: Basic Skills
17 Dec 2010 2010 Annnual Civil Rights Seminar
18 Nov 2010 Day in Discovery, with Speaker James McElheney, Esq.
14 Oct 2010 NMDLA Annual Meeting: MEDIATION - Bench and Bar Perspective
27 Aug 2010 Can We Talk? Women in the Courtroom III: Power Lessons for the Female Litigator
13 May 2010 Advanced Trial Techniques Seminar: "Meeting the Challenge of Catastrophic Cases and Avoiding Runaway Jury Verdicts"

Jean Gibson, Executive Director
PO Box 94116 | Albuquerque, NM 87199-4116
Email: nmdefense@nmdla.org | Phone: 505.797.6021 | Fax: 877.245.5021

© 2015, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, NEW MEXICO DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software