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Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program

Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program

The transition from law school and the study of law to actual legal practice can be a challenging and stressful time for a new attorney. The goal of the Bridge the Gap (BTG) Mentorship program is to ease that transition by providing practical information regarding best practices and by pairing new attorneys with a mentor who will help introduce the new attorney to the legal community.

Once admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico, you are automatically enrolled in the program. This is known as your ‘year of admission.’ The following year, the year you are an attorney on January 1, is your participation year. In order to complete the program in your participation year, you will:

  1. Listen to the required podcast describing the Bridge the Gap Program, member requirements and member benefits.
  2. Complete required CLEs through the Center for Legal Education. (505) 797-6020
  3. Find, contact, and complete 5 hours with a mentor.
  4. Pay $300 Bridge the Gap fee.

Once all components of the program are complete, the Bridge the Gap Mentorship program fulfills your first year of MCLE requirements.

Questions? Call (505) 797-6059 or email


Bridge the Gap Podcast Episodes

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For New Lawyers

Information for New Lawyers

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Rule 24-110

About the Program

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BTG Brochure

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CLE Schedule

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Curriculum Resources

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Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860

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