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State Bar Notices

Board of Bar Commissioners - Appointment to ABA House of Delegates

Pursuant to the American Bar Association Constitution and Bylaws (Rules of the Procedure House of Delegates) Article 6, Section 6.4, the Board of Bar Commissioners will make one appointment to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates for a two-year term, which will expire at the conclusion of the 2026 ABA Annual Meeting.  The delegate must be a licensed New Mexico attorney and a current ABA member in good standing and be willing to attend meetings or otherwise complete his/her term and responsibilities without reimbursement or compensation from the State Bar; however, the ABA provides reimbursement for expenses to attend the ABA mid-year meetings.  Members wishing to serve on the House of Delegates should send a letter of interest and brief resume by May 3 to

Board of Bar Commissioners - Appointment to Judicial Standards Commission

Pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 34-10-1(B) (1999), the Board of Bar Commissioners will make one appointment to the Judicial Standards Commission for a four-year term. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in New Mexico.  The time commitment for service on this Commission is substantial and the workload is voluminous. Receiving, reviewing and analyzing substantial quantities of electronic documents are necessary to prepare for Commission matters. Strict adherence to constitutional, statutory and regulatory authority governing the Commission is mandatory, expressly including but not limited to confidentiality. Commissioners meet at least six (6) times per year for approximately three hours per meeting.  A substantial amount of reading and preparation is required for every meeting.  In addition to regular meetings, the Commission schedules at least three (3) weeklong trailing dockets of trials.  Additional trials, hearings, or other events may be scheduled on special settings.  Additionally, mandatory in-house training sessions may periodically take place.  Unless properly recused or excused from a matter, all Commissioners are required to faithfully attend all meetings and participate in all trials and hearings.  Appointees should come to the Commission with limited conflicts of interest and must continually avoid, limit, or eliminate conflicts of interest with the Commission's cases, Commission members, Commission staff and with all others involved in Commission matters.  Attorneys who wish to serve on the Commission should send a letter of interest and brief resume by May 3 to

Historical Committee - Announcement of Lunch & Learn

The Historical Committee will present a talk by Henry Rivera on April 12 from noon to 1 p.m. (MT), for a Lunch & Learn on Bernardo de Galvez, namesake of Galveston, Texas. Learn all about him and his contributions to America's War of Independence. Lunch will be served at the presentation. To register for in-person attendance, please visit Limited space is available. For virtual attendance, please use the following link: The Meeting ID is 843 6702 2221. The Passcode is 091031. For more information, please contact

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Zoom Link to Presentation

Young Lawyers Division: Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Day - Volunteers Needed for May 4

Once a year, New Mexico residents can get their legal questions answered free or receive brief legal advice through the Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program sponsored by the YLD. The YLD is recruiting volunteer attorneys virtually and in-person to answer questions from across the state on a variety of topics including: employment law, divorce, child support, landlord/tenant issues, personal injury, estate planning, real estate and more. This year’s program will take place from 9 a.m. to noon (MT) on May 4. Help us spread the word to you friends and family of this great event. For further questions, contact Member Services 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.