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Phone: 505-797-6000
Toll Free: 800-876-6227
Fax: 866-588-9437

Mailing Address
PO Box 92860
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860

Street Address
5121 Masthead St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Senior Staff of the State Bar of New Mexico


Richard B. Spinello, Esq.

Executive Director

Richard was named executive director of the State Bar of New Mexico and the New Mexico State Bar Foundation in December 2017. He has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the State Bar and the State Bar Foundation with a combined budget of $4.5 million. Richard is a licensed attorney and has held multiple leadership roles during his 20-year career with the State Bar. Richard attended the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1989) and Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School (J.D., 1997).

Kris Becker

Director of Governance and Administration

Kris is responsible for the administration of the Board of Bar Commissioners, including coordinating meetings, elections, judicial nominating commissions and appointments to the Supreme Court Boards, Committees and Commissions. She works with the internal committees of the board and maintains the State Bar Bylaws and Policies. Kris coordinates the annual service awards and is the project manager for the State Bar Annual Meeting.

Evann Laird

Director of Communications and Member Services

Evann oversees the Communications and Member Services Department. Communications is responsible for the Bar Bulletin and other publications, social media and electronic media, media relations and more.  The Member Services Department assists sections, committees, and divisions and other services and benefits for members.


Pamela Moore, LPCC

New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Director

Pamela Moore is responsible for the State Bar of New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, which provides confidential assistance, prevention initiatives, peer support, interventions/monitoring, resources, and support to judges, lawyers and law students struggling or living with any mental health condition or substance use issue.

David Powell, CPA

Director Finance

David oversees all accounting functions for the State Bar and State Bar Foundation, including financial reporting, cash management and financial compliance issues. He assists with preparation of the annual budget and participates in operational planning to accomplish program goals and objectives. He also manages the State Bar Center.

Stormy Ralstin, Esq.

General Counsel

Stormy oversees a professional office that protects the legal and policy interests of the State Bar. She directs the Bar’s Human Resources and Regulatory Programs departments including: licensing, Minimum Continuing Legal Education, IOLTA, Bridge the Gap Mentorship and Pro Hac Vice. Stormy is a professional legal resource for State Bar leadership, volunteers and staff. She assists with outreach to the judiciary and advises in legislative, executive and judicial processes.



5121 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
PO Box 92860
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860

866-588-9437 (fax)

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