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Professional Practice Program

Professional Practice Program

The Professional Practice Program (“PPP”) offers services and resources to State Bar members in the area of law practice management. This includes continuing education courses, ”how-to” manuals and workshops, and information, sample forms, checklists, and assessments on best practices for lawyers.

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Professional Virtual Appearances: A Message from the Chief Justice

The last year has seen many changes in the way lawyers and courts conduct business. One of the most obvious changes is the increased reliance on virtual platforms, such as Google Meets, Polycom Realpresence, and Zoom, to conduct hearings and trials. While often necessary and sometimes convenient for the lawyers, the parties, witnesses, and the court, it is important to always remember that virtual hearings and trials are still formal court proceedings. Please view the video for reminders of proper virtual appearances.

Additional Resources:

Tips for Remote Video Hearings and Trials: Technology, Witnesses, Evidence, and Etiquette By Fritz Riesmeyer and Curry Sexton

Practical Tips to Help You Master Video Hearings By JoAnna J. Smith

Standard Operation Procedure for New Mexico Courts Hearings Using Polycom Realpresence By Connected Justice Working Group

Standard Operation Procedure for New Mexico Courts Hearings Using Google Hangout/Meet By Connected Justice Working Group