Upcoming CLE Opportunities

December 10, 2021 – Into the Future

The CLE will take place virtually via Zoom and live at the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors (GAAR) at 1635 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Into the Future – 6.5 total credits, including 2 Ethics credit.

The seminar will feature Dr. Shari Berkowitz of Cal State University – Dominguez Hills, who has a background in research at the intersection of criminal justice, psychology, and law; specifically, eyewitness memory, false memory, false confession, and the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions.

The seminar will also include updates of federal and state law, a discussion of Borden v. United States, 559 U.S. 133,137 (2010), and a panel discussion regarding client communication and investigations, access to clients in jail or prison, and sentencing and psych evaluations.

6.5 total credits, 4.5 CLE plus 2 credit Ethics and Professionalism.  If you need Ethics credits, this is the time to get them.  Additional details coming soon.


Program Coordinator and Moderator:
Barbara Mandel, Branch Supervisory Assistant, Federal Public Defender, Las Cruces

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Recent Changes in Federal and State Law [2.0 MCLE Credits]
Presented by Marc Robert, CJA Resource Counsel, Federal Public Defender and Kim Chavez-Cook, Appellate Defender, Law Offices of the Public Defender

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Morning Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Discussion of Borden v United States, 559 U.S. 133,137 (2010) [1.0 MCLE Credit]
Presented by Kurt Mayer, Research and Writing Specialist, Federal Public Defender Albuquerque

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Defender Wellness [0.5 Ethics and Professionalism Credits]
Presented by Amanda Skinner, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Las Cruces

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Witness Misperception [1.5 MCLE Credits]
Presented by Dr. Shari Berkowitz, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Cal State University-Dominguez Hills

3:05 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Presentation and Panel Discussion: Representation During Covid-19 [1.5 Ethics and Professionalism Credits]
Presented by Amanda Skinner, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Las Cruces.  Panelists include Honorable Margaret Strickland, Judge, United States District Court – New Mexico, Honorable Brittany Maldonado Malott, Judge, Bernalillo County Metro Court, Honorable Casey Fitch, Judge, NM Third Judicial District