State Bar of New Mexico

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State Bar of New Mexico
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Albuquerque, NM
Location
  • United States
Membership
8,618 in 2012 (1,179 out of state) [1]
Website http://www.nmbar.org/

The State Bar of New Mexico (SBNM) is the integrated (mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of New Mexico.

History

The State Bar of New Mexico was first organized as a voluntary organization in 1886; its first president was William A. Vincent.[2]

In 1925, state statute caused the State Bar to operate as an agency of the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico.[3] In 1978, the State Bar of New Mexico (State Bar) was incorporated under the laws of the State of New Mexico.

Structure

The SBNM is governed by a Board of Bar Commissioners, consisting of 19 members elected by district and 1 from each of the Senior Lawyer, Young Lawyer, and Paralegal Divisions.[4]

SBNM enforces the rule that New Mexico lawyers must complete 12 credits of Continuing Legal Education each year.[5]

SBNM publishes the weekly New Mexico Bar Bulletin [6] and the quarterly New Mexico Lawyer.[7]

In 1995, SBNM's Paralegal Division was established to serve the needs of New Mexico legal assistants.

References

  1. ^ New Mexico Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-09-16 
  2. ^ "Past Presidents". State Bar of New Mexico. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  3. ^ "About SBNM". State Bar of New Mexico. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Board of Bar Commissioners". State Bar of New Mexico. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  5. ^ "MCLE Credit Requirements by State". Practising Law Institute. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  6. ^ "Bar Bulletin". State Bar of New Mexico. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  7. ^ "New Mexico Lawyer". State Bar of New Mexico. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
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