Federal Bar Association chapter forms in New Mexico, will host several prominent speakers

The end of August brought the welcome news that a chapter of the Federal Bar Association is being organized in New Mexico.  According to an informational notice posted on the U.S. District Court’s website, the Association “is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law.”

Richard Metcalfe also has this article about the Association in the Albuquerque Journal, and notes that the new group will host the following luncheon speakers in the coming months:

⋄  Sept. 20 : Former congressman, professor and author Mickey Edwards from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center.

⋄  Oct. 11 : George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Law School.  By the way, Prof. Turley has an interesting law blog, Res Ipsa Loquitur.

⋄  Jan. 16 : Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine Law School, at a location to be announced.  I heard Dean Chemerinsky speak about the most recent SCOTUS term at last week’s Tenth Circuit Conference in Colorado Springs, and he is well worth hearing.

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