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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  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.