June 14 CLE on Lessons Learned from the APD DWI Scandal and the Annual NMCDLA Membership Meeting

Criminal defense attorneys through their representation of their clients serve an important role as a watch dog on State actors in the criminal justice system. As the Albuquerque Police Department DWI scandal unfolds, details are surfacing exposing cracks in the system. The State’s failure to comply with discovery obligations and denial of pretrial interviews too often stifles the pursuit of justice. This course will explore the prosecutor’s discovery obligations pursuant to Brady & Giglio, what steps the State is taking to ensure compliance with Brady & Giglio, methods to access public information related to actors and agencies in your cases, how the New Mexico Supreme Court’s move to end pretrial interviews with law enforcement is threatening your client’s right to a fair trial and failing to hold officers accountable, and exploring your ethical and professional obligations to supervise your support staff and those contracted to work on cases.

>>> Date: Friday, June 14

>>> Location: In-person at the State Bar Center (5121 Masthead St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109) and Online via Zoom

>>> Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MT

>>> CLE Credit Hours: 5 General and 1 Professional/Ethics

>>> Topics and Speakers:

  • Divide & Conquer – Changes to the Law Enforcement Academy Board & its Giglio Database (1 General CLE Credit Hour) presented by Julie Ball, District Defender, Law Office of the Public Defender and NMLEA Certification Board Member, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Incomplete Discovery: Prosecutors Responsibilities to Disclose Brady & Giglio Material (1 General CLE Credit Hour) presented by Alek Kostich, Managing Attorney, Law Office of the Public Defender, Taos, New Mexico
  • Staff Gone Wild! An Attorney’s Professional Responsibilities for Supervising Staff & Contractors (1 Ethics/Professionalism CLE Credit Hour) presented by Barbara Bergman, Director of Advocacy and Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, and 2015 NMCDLA Driscoll Award winner, Tucson, AZ
  • Access Denied: NMSC Pilot Project Ending Pretrial Interviews with Officers (1 General CLE Credit Hour) presented by Kate Thompson, Metro Managing Attorney, Law Office of the Public Defender, Albuquerque, NM
  • IPRA – Another Way to Get What You Want Through Public Records (1 General CLE Credit Hour)
  • Digging Deep: Accessing SLD IR 8000 Records (1 General CLE Credit Hour)


NMCDLA is pleased to announce the 2024 CLE schedule!

Are you ready to build relationships, make new connections, and learn from the experts? Please save the following dates in your calendar to connect with us in Albuquerque, Farmington, or Las Cruces!

Unable to engage with NMCDLA in person? We’re offering all of our CLE seminars online via Zoom. You can join us live from anywhere in the world!

>>> Friday, August 23 in Farmington and online via Zoom
>>> Friday, October 11 in Las Cruces and online via Zoom
>>> Friday, December 13 in Albuquerque and online via Zoom