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Since 1996, the Public Law Section has presented the annual Public Lawyer Award to lawyers who have had distinguished careers in public service and who are not likely to be recognized for their contributions. The Public Law Section is now accepting nominations for the Public Lawyer of the Year Award for 2021. Visit sbnm.org/publiclaw to view previous recipients and award criteria. Nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. on August 31, 2021. Award presentation date and format to be determined but will be in the fall for hopeful in-person celebrations. The selection committee will consider all nominated candidates. Make sure to also sign-up for the Public Law Section at sbnm.org/sections!
The Legal Services and Programs Committee will host the sixth annual Breaking Good Video Contest for 2021. The Video Contest aims to provide an opportunity for New Mexico high school students to show their creative and artistic talents while learning about civil legal services available to their communities. The LSAP Committee would like to invite members or firms of the legal community to sponsor monetary prizes awarded to first, second, and third place student teams and the first place teacher sponsor. The Video Contest sponsors will be recognized during the presentation of the awards, to take place on 2022 Law Day, and on all promotional material for the Video Contest. For more information regarding details about the prize and scale and the Video Contest in general, or additional sponsorship information, visit sbnm.org/breakinggood.
The Solutions Group, the State Bar's free Employee Assistance Program, announces a new platform for managing stress. My Stress Tools is an online suite of stress management and resilience-building resources which includes: training videos, relaxation music, meditation, stress tests, a journaling feature and much more. My Stress Tools helps you understand the root causes of your stress and gives you the help you need to dramatically reduce your stress and build your resilience. Your Employee Assistance Program is available to help you, 24/7. Call at 866-254-3555.
This group will be meeting every Monday night via Zoom. The intention of this support group is the sharing of anything you are feeling, trying to manage or struggling with. It is intended as a way to connect with colleagues, to know you are not in this alone and feel a sense of belonging. We laugh, we cry, we BE together. Email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Briggs Cheney at BCheney@DSC-LAW.com and you will receive an email back with the Zoom link.