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BTG Mentorship CLE Course List

How to register: As a new attorney, you will be automatically enrolled into all BTG CLEs. After you are enrolled, you will receive an email letting you know you have been enrolled. If you have not received an email, you are not enrolled yet. If you have questions about continuing legal education courses, please contact the Center for Legal Education at or 505-797-6020.  For all other BTG questions, call 505-797-6059 or email

All BTG members must take:

  • 4 required courses, plus
  • 1 from the Equity in Justice group,
  • 1 from the Finance group,
  • 1 from the Liability group,
  • resulting in a total of 7.
  • New attorneys may also take as many courses as they choose after the initial 7. No credits given for optional podcasts.

Course List:

Required Courses:

  • Bridge the Gap Program: Overview of Your First Year of Practice (2024)
  • Communication Breakdown: It's Always the Same (But It's Avoidable) (2022)
  • Essential Law Firm Technology: The Best of What's Out There (2022)
  • Law Practice Management for New Lawyers (2022)

EQUITY IN JUSTICE – Select at Least One

  • The Equity in Justice Round Table (2022)
  • Visibility for Women of Color: A Crucial First Step Toward Equality and Inclusion (2022)

FINANCE – Select at Least One

  • Basic Financial Literacy for Lawyers (2022)
  • Basics of Trust Accounting: How to Comply with Disciplinary Board Rule 17-204 (2022)

LIABILITY – Select at Least One

  • 30 Things Every Solo Attorney Needs to Know to Avoid Malpractice (2022)
  • Understanding the Attorney Disciplinary System in New Mexico (2022)
  • Mandatory Succession Planning: It Has To Happen, But It Doesn’t Have To Be That Difficult (2022)

PODCASTS – Optional, no credit given

  • Bridge the Gap Program: Enhancing Your First Year of Practice
  • Tools of the Trade with Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Ernestina Cruz (July 2020)
  • Tools of the Trade with Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Tomas Garcia (July 2020)
  • 1.6 Tools of the Trade with the Young Lawyers Division: What I Wish I Knew with Aja Brooks (August 2020)
  • 1.9 Grieving, Coping, and Healing Regarding Suicides in Our Legal Community (September 2020)
  • 2.2 Personal Inventory: Get Out and Move! (January 2021)
  • 2.6 Let’s Talk About Avoiding Professional Heartburn (June 2021)
  • 2.8 Meet and Greet Judge Montano and Judge Wernersbach with the NMCDLA (July 2021)
  • 2.13 Meet and Greet with Judge Begaye and Judge Roberson (December 2021)