More Than Meets the Eye — Register today!
Friday, March 27, 2020
Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors
1635 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
5.0 General and 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism CLE Credits
8:30-9:00 — Registration
Moderator and Program Coordinator: Brock Benjamin, Benjamin Law Firm
9:00-10:30 — The SORNA Trap: Understanding Sex Offender Registration Laws and the Everlasting Implications on the Lives of Our Clients
This session will review the current sex offender registration obligations for clients who are convicted of a sex offense in New Mexico. Participants will learn how to properly advise clients and steer them away from future SORNA trouble. The session will include the most recent New Mexico legislative results, explain the implications for clients who relocate out of state or travel internationally and provide an update on what is happening nationally as far as challenges to sex offender registration burdens.
Presenters: Barry Porter, Burgess and Porter Law, Albuquerque; Larry Neely, Liberty and Justice Coalition, Albuquerque
10:30-11:30 — Mitigating Consequences for Immigrant Clients: What You Need to Know
A recap of essential pre-plea info and important developments on new immigration case law, including DWI consequences and post-conviction relief.
Presenter: Rebecca Kitson, Rebecca Kitson Law, Albuquerque
11:30-11:45 — Break
11:45-12:45 — The Importance of Setting Boundaries With Our Clients and With Ourselves (Ethics/Professionalism)
This presentation will cover the what, why and how on Boundaries. Creating Boundaries in professional and personal areas of our life increases our ability to feel confident, in control and have choice when faced with the demands of others. It enables us to show up as a role model for our clients, peers, subordinates, and as a spouse or parent. Those that don’t intentionally create boundaries in their life struggle with an increased feeling of stress, concern and worry that could lead to diagnosable conditions such as anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Presenters: Pam Moore, Director, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, State Bar of New Mexico; Elizabeth Lynch Phillips Esq., PCC, CPCC, Lawyers Evolving
12:45-1:45 — Lunch (on your own)
1:45-3:15 — Expungement: A New Frontier
Now that the new expungement law has gone into effect, find out how the courts are handling expungement petitions and get an update on the procedural process. In addition to the nuts and bolts of expungements, learn how to use this expungement law to reduce the collateral consequences for your clients.
Presenters: Chris Dodd, Freedman Boyd Hollander, Albuquerque; Jeff Lahann, Lahann Law Office, Las Cruces; Kate Thompson, Rothstein Donatelli, Albuquerque
3:15-3:30 — Break
3:30-4:45 — Probation and Parole
Learn about the various types of parole hearings, how they are scheduled and what your client needs to do to prepare for each kind of hearing. Get tips about representing your client at a probation revocation hearing and find out what resources are available statewide to help your client successfully complete probation and parole.
Presenters: Sheila Lewis, JD., Chair, NM Parole Board, Santa Fe; Margaret Broenniman, Law Office of the Public Defender, Albuquerque