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The general purpose of the Section shall be the promotion of the objectives of the State Bar of New Mexico within the particular fields designated by the name of this Section. To that end, the purposes of this Section shall include:
A. The consideration of all matters of legal interest relating to the various subjects covered by the respective committees and divisions; and to communicate, through the State Bar Bulletin and otherwise, with the members of the Section respecting these matters;
B. The study of the law relating to interests in real property, title thereto and transactions therein, and of the possibilities of increased uniformity in such law, and of improvements and reforms in such law and in title and recording practices, through legislation, title standards or otherwise; and
C. The consideration of the various questions with reference to wills, the creation and administration of estates, the relation of probate court jurisdiction to general judicial administration, the subject of trusts in all its various aspects, including the subjects of the creation of trust estates, trustees and their powers and duties, trust companies and their relationship to the trustors, beneficiaries and the public, and social and economic aspects of the trust, the investment, control and protection of trust funds, the function of the various forms of trusts created, the advisability of other specific probate or trust statutes or rules, the possibility of increased uniformity in the various aspects of the probate and trust law, pending legislation and current literature in the field, noteworthy probate and trust statutes and decisions and other matters of interest concerning probate and trust law.
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To address the issue of notarizing and executing legal documents during this time of social distancing, on Monday March 30, Governor Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2020-015, suspending the personal appearance requirement for notarizations and allowing for notarization through audio and visual means. A copy of the Executive Order is also transmitted to you with this message and you are encouraged to review the entire Order. The State Bar of New Mexico encourages our members to review your malpractice insurance coverage with your carriers and consider whether any form of remote notarization, if performed remotely or electronically, would limit or invalidate your coverage on a particular matter.
Section and division meets are open to the membership. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend one of the following meetings at the State Bar Center or by teleconference at noon on: