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Summit Materials

Thursday, Nov. 4

3:45 p.m.

NM Supreme Court Tour Meet-Up (meet at Confrence Registration - 0.4 mile walk to NMSC)

4 p.m.                      

Tour of New Mexico Supreme Court

4 p.m. 

Hotel Check-In Begins
Confrence Check-In Open

6 p.m. 

Welcome Reception at Casa Espana at Hotel Eldorado (onsite)

8:30 p.m. 

Hospitality Suite (Suite Room 502 Patio)

Friday, Nov. 5 (3.0 G, 3.5 EP Credits)

All CLE programming will take place in Anasazi South unless otherwise noted. Breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks are included in registration.

7:00 a.m.     

Wellness Plaza Walk (Meet in lobby)

7:30 a.m. 

Conference Check-In (Anasazi South Hallway)
Breakfast (Anasazi North)

8:30 a.m. 

Opening Remarks/Welcome (Anasazi South)

Shasta N. Inman, State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division Chair

Session 1

8:45 a.m.

The Cannabis Law Path- From Illegal to Medicinal to Recreational  (1.0 G) 

Dr. Terrance Jones, CTISW; Joel Krukar, Mountain Top Extracts; Patricia Monaghan, Monaghan Law Office, PC; Brett Phelps, Phelps Law Office; Jennifer McCabe, Esq.; Moderated by Carlos Martinez, Legal Solution of New Mexico, LLC

Session 2

9:45 a.m. 

Bar Leadership: The Importance & Benefits of Bar Association Service (1.0 G) 

Jo Bahn, ABA YLD & Maryland State Bar; Tamara P. Nash, ABA YLD & South Dakota YLS; Shasta N. Inman, ABA YLD & SBNM YLD; Joi Kush, Colorado Bar Association; Holli Welch, ABA YLD & Wyoming YLD

10:45 a.m. 

Morning Snack Break (Anasazi North)

Session 3

11:00 a.m. 

Harnessing Your Legal Passion: Public Interest Perspectives (1.0 G)

Zoila Alvarez Hernández, ACLU-NM; Lindsay Cutler, New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty; Brian E. McMath, New Mexico Office of the Attorney General; Moderated by Caroline Andrews, UNMSOL Child & Family Justice Advocate

  • No materials provided at this time
12:00 p.m. 

Lunch (Anasazi North)

Session 4.1

1:15 p.m.

LGBTQ Competency: Removing Closet Doors for Clients & Colleagues  (0.5 EP) 

Shasta N. Inman, The Law Office of Shasta N. Inman, LLC; J. Ryann Peyton, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program

Session 4.2

1:45 p.m.

Beginning Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Conversations in the Workplace (1.0 EP)

Spencer Rubin, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP; Sheila Willis, Fisher & Phillips LLP; Jessica Perez, New Mexico’s 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office; Kirk Cooper, Texas Court of Appeals (8th District) Chief Staff Attorney

  • No materials provided at this time
2:45 p.m. 

Afternoon Snack Break (Anasazi North)

Session 5

3:00 p.m. 

DEI Hack-a-thon & Affiliate Roundtable (2.0 EP) (Anasazi North)

J. Ryann Peyton, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program; Spencer Rubin, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP; Tamara P. Nash, ABA YLD &  South Dakota YLS; Jessica Perez, 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office

5:00 p.m.  Adjourn for the day
5:30 p.m. 

(Optional) Happy Hour at Paxton’s Taproom (109 N. Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501)

(Optional) Dine-Arounds: Dinner in small groups in Santa Fe Plaza

Sign up at the Registration table! 

7:00 p.m.

Meow Wolf carpool meet-up (meet in lobby)

7:20 p.m.  (Optional, Additional Cost) Meow Wolf (1352 Rufina Cir, Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, Nov. 6

Option 1: 

Wills for Heroes Pro Bono Opportunity (3 Pro Bono Hours, 2.0 G, 1.5 EP Credits)

Option 2: 

CLE Programming Only (4.5 G, 2.5 EP CLE Credits)

7:00 a.m. 

Conference Check-In (Anasazi South hallway)

Breakfast (Anasazi North)

Morning Option 1 (Wills for Heroes, Pro Bono Opportunity for New Mexico-licensed attorneys)
7:45 a.m.  Meet carpool for Wills for Heroes (Lobby)
8:00 a.m.  Arrive at Wills for Heroes (Santa Fe Convention Center- 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM)
8:15 a.m. 

Wills for Heroes Volunteer Orientation (Santa Fe Convention Center)

8:45 a.m. 

Wills for Heroes 

Session 1: 8:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Session 2: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. 

Event Wrap-up; Summit attendees return to hotel for lunch.

Wills for Heroes Session 3: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (For non-summit attendees only)


Morning Option 2 (CLE Programming Only)

Session 6

8:30 a.m.

Neuroscience & Law: A Basic Intro from a Lawyer (and a Science Nerd at Heart!) (1.0 G) 

Lyn Kiehl, Mindset Integrated

  • No materials provided at this time

Session 7

9:30 a.m. 

Unbundling Ethics: What You Need to Know About Limited Scope Representation (1.0 EP) 

Danae Woody, Woody Law Firm, LLC; Katie P. Ahles, Woody Law Firm, LLC

  • No materials provided at this time
10:30 a.m. 

Morning Snack Break (Anasazi North)

Session 8

10:45 a.m.

What I Wish I Knew (and What I Wish Young Lawyers Knew): Perspectives from the Judiciary (1.5 G) 

Justice Melissa Hart, Colorado Supreme Court; Justice David K. Thomson, Justice Briana H. Zamora, New Mexico Supreme Court; Moderated by Denisse Enriquez, University of New Mexico School of Law

  • No materials provided at this time
Reconvene for afternoon
12:15 p.m.

Lunch with Judiciary (Anasazi North)

Justice David K. Thomson, Justice Julie Vargas, Justice Briana H. Zamora, New Mexico Supreme Court; Judge Jacqueline Medina, Judge Gerald Baca, Judge Zachary Ives, New Mexico Court of Appeals

Session 9.1

1:30 p.m.

Mental Health & Wellness: Attorney Pressures & Self-Care Management (1.0 EP) 

Pamela Moore, State Bar of New Mexico Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program; Sara Giddings, Law Offices of Trent Nicholas, PLLC

  • No materials provided at this time

Session 9.2

2:30 p.m.

Chair Yoga for the Busy Lawyer (0.5 EP) 

Krista Garcia, Power Legal, LLC

  • No materials provided at this time
3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Snack Break (Anasazi North)

Session 10

3:15 p.m. 

Guardianship & Conservatorship: Exploring the #FreeBritney Movement (1.0 G) 

Laurence I. Gendelman, Gendelman Klimas, Ltd.; Molly T. Zwerdlinger, Miller & Steiert, PC

Session 11

4:15 p.m. 

CLE: Hot Topics in Entertainment Law & the Streaming Era: Global Negotiations, Localizations, Distribution, & Talent Agreements (1.0 G) 

Keya Koul, Netflix; Jose Garcia, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC

5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Shasta N. Inman, SBNM YLD Chair