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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. Please take care to select the correct membership level in your application. If you have any questions about filling out the online membership form, please feel free to contact NMDLA staff by email or phone at 800-426-3265.

Benefits of Membership

Continuing Legal Education Members receive significant savings on exceptional CLE opportunities, including NMDLA seminars.

Email Network and LinkedIn Group Members use NMDLA's email network to obtain information on judges, lawyers, and experts and share rulings and verdicts of interest; the LinkedIn group provides a venue to discuss the latest developments in the law and other matters affecting the practice of civil defense in New Mexico; additionally our social media presence provides up to the minute news on members, events of interest and member verdicts.

Defense News Members receive Defense News - the Legal Journal for New Mexico Civil Defense Lawyers - published quarterly by NMDLA. Members may serve on the Editorial Board and contribute articles and news.

Member Networking Member brownbag roundtables provide an opportunity to socialize with peers, share ideas, and listen to speakers discuss a wide range of civil defense issues. The NMDLA facilitates small, informal discussion groups that allow members to explore current topics of interest with their colleagues. The Young Lawyers Committee encourages personal and professional development by engaging new members in social and networking opportunities among peers and more seasoned members.

Amicus Brief Program NMDLA writes and submits Amicus Briefs on issues of exceptional interest to the civil defense bar. Briefs and their case outcomes are maintained on the NMDLA website.

NMDLA Website The website - www.nmdla.org - is an important source of information for NMDLA members; a portal to register for NMDLA activities and CLE seminars, renew memberships, and find archives of Defense News issues, a compilation of verdicts and other accomplishments from members, summaries of state court cases, and amicus briefs filed. By logging into the members-only-portal, members can update their contact information and access a current online member directory.

Which type of membership is right for you?

Associate Membership

Associate membership is perfect for pre-professionals and vendors. Receive discounts on events and store products as well as special networking and exhibit opportunities.

Regular Membership

Members enjoy many benefits including professional networking opportunities, our monthly industry magazine, discounts on events and in the shop and up-to-date information on industry news.

Student Membership

Deeply-discounted student membership is offered to anyone currently attending a two- and four-year institutions offer mentoring, internships and student SIGS for pre-professionals.

Organization Membership

Join the largest network of organizations in the industry! Our advocacy programs give you the opportunity to raise matters of local, regional and national concern with governmental and regulatory bodies.

Print and Mail

If you prefer to download a member form to print and mail or fax in you can do so by clicking here (PDF). Otherwise continue to our membership form below.

First-Year Members Free

NMDLA offers one year of free membership to first-time members. You must qualify and fill out this form and mail it in to apply.

New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1870
Chicago, IL 60606

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