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State Bar Notices

Committee on Women Membership Retreat

All interested New Mexico lawyers and law students are invited to participate in this strategic planning retreat. After 30 years, the Committee is looking at realigning our goals and activities to meet current and future needs for all women in the law. Join the Committee on Women on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 am – noon MST at the Albuquerque Country Club. To learn more and to RSVP, please visit

Board of Bar Commissioners Election Notice 2022

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 24-101, the Board of Bar Commissioners is the elected governing board of the State Bar of New Mexico. Notice is hereby given for the 2022 Board of Bar Commissioners election of nine commissioners for the State Bar of New Mexico. The terms found by clicking on the button below will expire Dec. 31 and need to be filled in the upcoming election. All of the positions are three-year terms and run from Jan. 1, 2023-Dec. 31, 2025, except for one position in the Third and Sixth Judicial Districts which is a one-year term. The election opens Nov. 10 and closes at noon Nov. 30. Nomination petitions must be received by 3 p.m. on Oct. 11.

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Wildfire Legal Assistance Hotline

The Wildfire Legal Assistance Hotline provided by FEMA, the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and the State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division launched on June 6. Individuals who qualify for assistance will be matched with New Mexico lawyers to provide free limited legal help by calling toll free 888-985-5141 Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. MST. The hotline is primarily for fire survivors/victims from Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, Valencia counties.

  • Assistance with securing FEMA and other benefits available to disaster survivors

  • Assistance with life, medical, and property insurance claims

  • Help with home repair contracts and contractors

  • Replacement of important legal documents destroyed in the disaster

  • Assistance with consumer protection matters, remedies, and procedures

  • Counseling on landlord/tenant and mortgage/foreclosure problems

Attorneys can volunteer and the public can view more information about the hotline and other legal resources for wildfire survivors at:

Employee Assistance Program: Managing Stress Tool for Members

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.  

Monday Night Support Group

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 or Briggs Cheney at and you will receive an email back with the Zoom link. 

Defenders in Recovery!

Defenders in Recovery meets every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. Our meeting schedule is as follows:
• 1st Wednesday of the month: AA meeting—discussion
• 2nd Wednesday of the month: NA Meeting—discussion
• 3rd Wednesday of the month—Book study. We will start on the AA Big Book and work our way through different AA and NA literature, including the Big Book, the Blue Book, Living Clean, 12x12, etc.
• 4th Wednesday of the month—Recovery Speaker and Monthly Birthday Celebration. 
These meetings are open to all who seek recovery. We are a group of defenders supporting each other, sharing in each other’s recovery. We are an anonymous group and not affiliated with any agency or business. Anonymity is the foundation of all of our traditions. Who we see in this meeting, what we say in this meeting, stays in this meeting. For the meeting link, send an email to or call Jen at 575-288-7958.



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