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Letter From The President

Dear Members of the NMDLA:

I want to start my letter by inviting you to two exciting events NMDLA is hosting over the next few months, which we hope you can attend. The first, which will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the State Bar Center, is a full-day CLE covering mediation (the morning session) and medical negligence (the afternoon session). While I understand CLE credit is often a last-minute endeavor (i.e., December) for many of us, myself included, I am hopeful you will take time out of your busy schedules to attend this great CLE. We have designed the program so that you can attend either the morning session, the afternoon session, or both, depending on your schedule and interests. Many thanks to Robert Sabin and Mary Behm for chairing this wonderful program, and thank you as well to our speakers, including Mr. Sabin, Ms. Behm, the Honorable William Lynch, the Honorable James Hall, Denise Torres, Kathleen Wilson, and Thomas Mack.

The second event, which will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Butt, Thornton & Baehr, P.C., is our annual Young Lawyers Mix & Mingle. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. Though entertainment is still being finalized, I can promise snacks, drinks, and fun. If you can attend this event, please RSVP to Jean Gibson, our Executive Director, at nmdefense@nmdla.org or (505) 797-6021. A special thank you to David Gonzales, NMDLA Board Member and chair of our Young Lawyers Committee, for organizing the event. Also a big thank you to Carolyn Ramos, NMDLA Board Member, and her firm Butt, Thornton & Baehr, P.C., for once against hosting the Mix & Mingle.

This is an exciting time for the NMDLA Board of Directors as we welcome five new members into the fold. Congratulations to Christina Brennan, Matthew Byers, Tyler Cuff, Juan Marquez, Jr., and Tiffany Roach Martin on being elected to the Board. We are grateful to these five individuals for volunteering their time, talent, and energy to NMDLA. We look forward to working with them, and continuing to serve you, our members, over the years to come.

In addition to the events discussed above, please mark your calendars for other exciting NMDLA events this year, including Women in the Courtroom on August 5, 2016, the NMDLA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on October 14, 2016, and the Civil Rights Seminar on December 2, 2016.

Please like the NMDLA page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @DLA_NM for regular updates on all things NMDLA related. I also encourage you to contact me or any other member of the Board with any questions. 

Sean E. Garrett
Conklin, Woodcock & Ziegler, PC
2015-2016 NMDLA President

Christopher J. DeLar
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Jean Gibson, Executive Director
PO Box 94116 | Albuquerque, NM 87199-4116
Email: nmdefense@nmdla.org | Phone: 505.797.6021 | Fax: 877.245.5021

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