NMCDLA’s CLE Committee is planning an exciting schedule of events for you in 2023 and is offering members two opportunities to register for events at a discounted rate.

NEW THIS YEAR: register today for all five of NMCDLA’s full-day seminars for a flat rate of $500 (that’s 30 hours of legal education!).  Unable to attend all the seminars?  No problem.  You will have on-demand access to all the event materials, including the presentation recordings.

Only interested in attending two CLE seminars to meet your state bar requirements…there’s a discount for that too! Pay today and purchase two CLEs for a 22 percent discount. Then select the two seminars you would like to attend any time throughout the year.


Due to inclement weather, this is event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Wednesday, February 15 – Legislative Drive-in

NMCDLA’s 2023 Legislative Drive-In CLE is your chance to observe and influence the creation of laws that impact our clients’ lives. Topics include:

  • NMCDLA Legislative Priorities
  • A Brief Overview of NM Legislature and Communicating Clearly and Strategically to Aid in the Support of Positive Reform Measures
  • New Mexico SAFE
  • NM Sentencing Commission
  • Townhall Meeting with NM Legislatures

A Lawmaker’s Luncheon will follow after the CLE followed by a short walk to the State Capital where members can advocate on behalf of New Mexico’s criminal justice laws to be more fair and effective.

>>> Time: 8:45 am to 1:00 MT

>>> Location: In person at New Mexico State Capitol in Room 303, followed by lunch at Rio Chama Steakhouse (414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501), and then walking back over to the Capitol as a group. Zoom participation will be available from 8:45 am to 11:45 am for the CLE portion of the event.

>>> CLE Credits Hours: 2.5 general

>>> Cost: $100

>>> Questions? Please contact Ramona J. Martinez, NMCDLA’s Lobbying Chair at 575-541-0329

Friday, April 14 – Rules of Evidence

>>> Location: Online via Zoom

Friday, June 9 – Motions Practice

>>> Location: In person in Albuquerque with a party and auction

Friday, August 25 – Science and Technology in Your Legal Practice

>>> Location: In person in Roswell

Friday, October 13 – Communication and Persuasion

>>> Location: In person in Las Cruces

Friday, December 8 – Sentencing and Appeals

>>> Location: In person in Albuquerque