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2017 NMDLA ANNUAL MEETING - Awards Luncheon and CLE

  • 29 Sep 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Hotel Chaco, Old Town - 2000 Bellamah Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104


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Join the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association at its Annual Awards Luncheon, Annual Meeting and CLE.

Program Brochure 

(For more information on schedule, courses, and award winners download the PDF)

Event Chair: Cody R. Rogers, NMDLA President-Elect

Awards Ceremony

12 noon - 1:15 pm

NMDLA will hold an awards ceremony at the Annual Luncheon to recognize the outstanding achievements of the Defense Lawyer of the Year and the Young Lawyer of 2017. We invite you to help us congratulate this year's award winners.

Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer
of the Year Award Winner

Mark Mowery, Esq.
Rodey Law Firm

Young Lawyer of the Year Award Winner

Justin D. Goodman, Esq.
Stiff, Keith, & Garcia, LLC


1:30 - 3:45 pm

"Channeling Your Inner Napoleon - Applying the Principles of War to your Litigation Campaigns" 
(1.0 General Credit)

Presented by Edward P. Perdue, Esq.

In this presentation Captain Perdue describes the universal principles of war, and explains their application to the business and legal worlds. Concepts such as mass, offensive, surprise and maneuver are discussed in the context of litigation campaigns. Practitioners will gain a new appreciation for new tactics and/or a greater understanding of the philosophy behind techniques they are already employing in the course of their case management.

Perspective from the Bench  
(1.0 E/P Credits)

The panel of distinguished retired judges will discuss ethics and professionalism topics from their retrospective view of their careers on the bench. Moderated by Tomas J. Garcia , Esq.

Hon. Michael D. Bustamante, Retired from NM Court of Appeals
Hon. Jerry H. Ritter, Retired from 12th Judicial District Court
Hon. Wendy E. York, Retired from 2nd Judicial District Court

reception at Level 5

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Please stay for a reception at Level 5 Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge in the Hotel Chaco

The 2017 NMDLA Annual Meeting will be held at:

Hotel Chaco
2000 Bellamah Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

For directions visit

For hotel reservations call Hotel Chaco 1-866-505-7829 or go to

PO Box 94116 | Albuquerque, NM 87199-4116
Email: | Phone: 800.426.3265 | Fax: 877.245.5021


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