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2018 NMDLA ANNUAL MEETING - Awards Luncheon and CLE

  • 28 Sep 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Hotel Andaluz - 125 Second Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


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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 Co-Chairs: Cody R. Rogers, NMDLA President and William R. Anderson, 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 2018. We invite you to help us congratulate this year's award winners.

Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer
of the Year Award Winner

S. Carolyn Ramos, Esq.

Butt Thornton & Baehr PC

Young Lawyer of the Year Award Winner

David Gonzales, Esq.

Riley, Shane & Keller, P.A.


1:30 - 3:45 pm

“21st Century Challenges: Tips & Resources for Managing Today’s Defense Practice”
(1.0 General Credit)

Presented by Toyja E. Kelley, Esq.

DRI President Elect Toyja Kelley will discuss significant legal developments and issues that face the Defense Bar in the years to come and provide you with tips and resources for dealing with these issues. Specifically, Mr. Kelley will discuss how technology, third-party litigation funding, and non-attorney competition are creating new challenges for the Defense Bar. Mr. Kelley will also introduce the resources that DRI has available to assist you in overcoming these new challenges.

“The Disappearance (Death?) Of Summary Judgment in New Mexico”
(1.0 E/P Credits)

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

Hon. Gary L. Clingman, New Mexico Supreme Court
Hon. Nancy J. Franchini, Second Judicial District Court
Hon. Emil Kiehne, New Mexico Court of Appeals
Hon. Alan Malott, Second Judicial District Court

reception at the Ibiza Patio Lounge at Hotel Andaluz

3:45 - 5:30 pm

Please stay for a reception at the Ibiza Patio Lounge in the Hotel Andaluz

The 2018 NMDLA Annual Meeting will be held at:

Hotel Andaluz
125 Second Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

For hotel reservations call Hotel Andaluz at 505.388.0088 or go to

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


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