Law-related events in Albuquerque this week

This Friday, October 11, two significant law-related events will be occurring here in Albuquerque:

1.  The Federal Bar Association will be hosting prominent legal scholar Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University. Prof. Turley will talk about “The History, Reform, and Proposed Expansion of the U.S. Supreme Court.”

This event will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m., with the program to follow. The location is Room 2401 at UNM Law School, 1117 Stanford Drive NE. You can register for the event here ($15 for members of the FBA, $30 for non-members), and the deadline for doing so is tomorrow, October 9.  One hour of CLE credit is available.

By the way, Prof. Turley also maintains the Res Ipsa Loquitur law blog, which is well worth reading.

2.  The New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association will hold its Annual Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hotel Andaluz, 125 South Second Street NW.

The program will begin with awards to the Outstanding Civil Defense Lawyer of the Year, William P. Slattery of the Hinkle Hensley law firm, and to the Young Lawyer of the Year, Erica R. Neff of O’Brien & Padilla.  I have never met Ms. Neff, but I have worked with Mr. Slattery, and can say that he absolutely deserves this award.  Mr. Slattery is one of the most highly-regarded medical malpractice defense lawyers in the state, and is known for his zealous, ethical, and highly competent work.

The new dean of UNM Law School, David J. Herring, will speak during lunch.

The lunch will be followed by two CLE programs:

The first program, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., will feature Douglas R. Richmond of Aon Risk Services, whose presentation is titled “Pants on Fire: False Testimony by Clients and Witnesses.”

The second program, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., is titled “Decorum and Civility in the Modern Courtroom,” and will feature three judges from the Second Judicial District Court — the Hon. Carl J. Butkus, the Hon. Valerie A. Huling, and the Hon. Denise Barela Shepard. The moderator will be my law partner, Lorena Olmos.

I hope you can make it to one of these terrific events.





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