Upcoming CLE Opportunities

Friday, December 9

Leave No Stone Unturned: Creative Ways to Find Information and Ideas to Elevate Your Practice

Live in Albuquerque (UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102) and via Zoom
From 9:00 am to 4:30 pm


9:00 – 10:00 am               
Trust Accounting: How to Comply with Disciplinary Board Rule 17-204 (ethics/professionalism)
Presented by Anne L. Taylor, Esq., Chief Disciplinary Counsel, The Disciplinary Board of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Albuquerque, and William D.  Slease, Professional Practice Program Director, State Bar of New Mexico

10:05 – 11:05 am             
Digging Up the Bones: How to Find the Evidence You Need
Creative ideas for finding evidence to aid in your defense, including documents, recordings, witnesses and more. 
Presented by Ryan J. Villa, The Law Office of Ryan J. Villa, Albuquerque

11:05 – 11:20 am            

11:20 am – 12:20 pm
Getting the Dirt on the Government’s Experts
Discussing the upcoming change to Fed. R. Crim. P. 16’s expert disclosure requirements and gathering the information necessary to challenge government experts.  
Presented by Louis Lopez and Raquel Rodriguez

12:20 – 1:00 pm              

1:00 – 2:00 pm                
Stealing Great Ideas (Rather than Reinventing the Wheel)
How to find motions, briefs, unpublished orders and more to use in crafting your own pleadings.
Presented by Theresa Duncan and Erin Glasser, Duncan Earnest LLC, Santa Fe

2:05 – 3:05 pm
Understanding Cellebrite
How to effectively and efficiently review Cellebrite Reader and other forensic reports; how to tell if you got everything and how to look for evidence that helps and hurts your client.
Presented by Daniel Berg and Brock Benjamin, Benjamin Law Firm, El Paso, TX / Las Cruces, NM

3:05 – 3:15 pm                

3:15 – 4:15 pm                
No One Should Go It Alone (ethics/professionalism)
Understanding and effectively utilizing defense team members’ strengths to build the best possible team for your clients.
Moderated by Devon Fooks, Devon M. Fooks, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque with panelists Dan Berg and Jenn Burrill, Supervising Attorney for the  Santa Fe Trial Division, Law Office of the Public Defender

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Social Event

The Craftroom
2809 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107