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2018 NMCDLA Legislative Drive-In
Wednesday, January 31st
Gallagher & Kennedy Conference Room
1239 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
2.2 General CLE Credits

8:45:         Registration and Coffee
                 Welcome – Matt Coyte, Coyte Law PC, Albuquerque

9:00- 9:45 Overview of New Mexico's Policy Making Process and Expectations for the Thirty-Day Legislative Session Prepare yourself to stay aware of potential statutory proposals that affect your client and your practice.
Rikki-Lee Chavez, NMCDLA Legislative Coordinator, Gallagher & Kennedy, Santa Fe; TJ Trujillo, Gallagher & Kennedy, Santa Fe

9:45-10:00 New Mexico SAFE: Learn how a broad-based coalition, of which NMCDLA is a part, grades legislation, offers real stories, and re-focuses our state's correctional efforts towards cost-effective, evidence based alternatives.
Kim Chavez Cook, Law Office of the Public Defender, Santa Fe

10:00-10:15 New Mexico's State Budget and the Criminal Justice System: Keeping Competitive with Other State Agencies  Ben Baur, Chief Public Defender, Santa Fe

10:15-11:15 Communicating Clearly and Strategically to Improve the Administration of Justice Best practices for connecting with lawmakers and legislative staff to provide information and offer support.
Rikki-Lee Chavez

11:15-11:30  Walk down to Rio Chama for Lunch with Lawmakers

11:30-1:00    Luncheon with Legislators at Rio Chama.

1:00              Members asked to go to specific lawmakers or hearings where they can be helpful.

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