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The State Bar of New Mexico is a professional membership organization of attorneys licensed to practice law in New Mexico. The organization was established in 1886 and is currently a 501(c)(6) corporation.
The mission of the State Bar is to be a united and inclusive organization serving the legal profession and the public.
The State Bar is governed by a 23-member Board of Bar Commissioners (BBC). The makeup of the BBC consists of 19 Commissioners elected by the membership representing New Mexico’s judicial districts; 1 Commissioner representing out-of-state members; 1 representative from the Senior Lawyers Division; 1 representative from the Young Lawyers Division; and 1 representative from the Paralegal Division. More about the New Mexico State Bar Foundation leadership can be found below.
Meet the State Bar Staff Meet the Board of Bar Commissioners
The New Mexico State Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the State Bar of New Mexico, operating as a 501(c)(3) organization, representing the legal community’s commitment to serving the people of New Mexico and the profession. The goals of the Foundation are to enhance access to legal services for underserved populations; promote innovation in the delivery of legal services; and provide legal education to members and the public. Foundation programming is self-sufficient and does not rely on member dues revenue. Functions of the Bar Foundation
The Center for Legal Education (CLE) is a non-profit New Mexico accredited CLE course provider dedicated to providing high quality, affordable educational programs to the legal community. CLE offers a full range of educational services including live seminars, live webcasts, live replays, national series teleseminars and online self-study videos.
Consider donating to the New Mexico State Bar Foundation to support our services. You can choose to donate to the general fund which funds the Access to Justice Grant or to specific programming you find valuable.