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      Marcia C. Ulibarri, Account Executive
      505.797.6058 • mulibarri@nmbar.org
5121 Masthead NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
                                              Membership Services   1
auto                                                                             Financial ServiceS
                          AAA New Mexico                                                                            Bank of America
                      Get peace of mind on and off the road                                                  A variety of business and personal
                      with 24-Hour Roadside Assistance,                                                      financial services are available
          New Mexico
                      competitive rates on auto and home                         through Bank of America, The State Bar of New Mexico
                      insurance and a full-service travel                        Platinum Plus® MasterCard® Credit Card With WorldPoints®
agency. AAA New Mexico members also receive member-                              Rewards. Earn points and get the rewards you want—cash,
only discounts at hotels, restaurants, retailers and attractions.                travel, merchandise, and gift certificates. Only the WorldPoints
You could save more than the cost of membership! Join now                        card gives you the freedom to choose so much, so easily—and
and receive $20 off first-year membership. You pay only $52.                     with no annual fee. To apply, call 1-866-438-6262 or visit www.
Contact Kasha Gordon, Group Membership, (505) 291-6717                           newcardonline.com and reference priority code FAC4JD.
or e-mail gordon.kasha@aaa-newmexico.com to obtain a
registration form.

                                                                                 HealtH
credit card ProceSSinG                                                                                        New Mexico Health
                                 Law Firm                                                                     Insurance Alliance (NMHIA)
                                                                                                         New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance
                                 Merchant Account
                           Trust your transactions to the only                   Nonprofit company offers health insurance for small to mid-
payment solution recommended by the State Bar of New                             sized New Mexico companies and qualified individuals. No
Mexico. Correctly safeguard and separate client funds into                       medical screening; easy enrollment requirements; groups
trust and operation accounts. Credit cards attract clients,                      as small as one with enrolling dependent; guaranteed rates;
improve cash flow and reduce collections. Members save up                        plans for qualified individuals; select from nine New Mexico
to 25% off credit card processing fees. Call 1-866-376-0950 or                   insurance carriers. Call (800) 204-4700 (989-1600 from Santa
visit www.affiniscape.com/nmbar.                                                 Fe) or visit www.nmhia.com for more information. Flint &
                                                                                 Associates represents the New Mexico Health Insurance
                                                                                 Alliance for State Bar health insurance needs.
credit union ServiceS
                                                                                 inSurance
                                  USNM Federal                                                              Liberty Mutual
                                  Credit Union                                                        Save on auto and home insurance with
                            Offers credit union memberships                                           Liberty Mutual’s Group Savings Plus®. This
with financial services to State Bar members and their                                                unique program allows you to purchase
employees. Just a few of the services available to USNMFCU                       high-quality auto, home and renters insurance at low group
members include competitive rates on share certificates; low                     rates through the convenience of automatic checking account
interest rate on auto, RV, and motorcycle loans; and the best                    deductions.
mortgage department in Albuquerque. USNMFCU is with                              See for yourself how much money you could save with Liberty
you every step of the way with five locations, free online and                   Mutual compared to your current insurance provider. For a
mobile banking, free billpay, and full service with a personal                   free, no-obligation quote, call Edward Kibbee at 1-866-754-
touch! Call (505) 342-8888 or visit usnmfcu.org.                                 1349 ext 59184 or e-mail Edward.Kibbee@LibertyMutual.
                                                                                 com. Visit http://www.libertymutual.com/lm/nmbar for more
                                                                                 information.
Financial PlanninG                                                               *Group discounts void where prohibited.


                                    Prudential-Financial                                                              Prudential
                                    Planning Services                                                         With over 17 years of local
                               With help from Susan Jessup,                                                   experience, Susan Jessup can
Financial Planner with Prudential Financial Planning Services,                   help you and your clients protect your wealth with insurance
you can develop a financial plan that is custom-made to meet                     and grow it through investments. Please contact Susan, (505)
your goals. Depending upon your needs, Susan can help you                        797-2509 or via email: susan.jessup@prudential.com for help
prepare a plan that will help you with: Asset Allocation, Income                 with Life Insurance, Annuities and Long Term Care insurance.
Protection, Investment Strategy, Retirement Preparation,                         Discounts are available to SBNM members, spouses, and
and Estate Conservation Strategies. Prudential Financial                         partners for Long Term Care Insurance.
Planning Services offers discounts to SBNM members for fee-                      Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Annuities issued by The Prudential
                                                                                 Insurance Company of America, Newark NJ, and its affiliates. IFS-A163761 Ed
based financial planning. For a no obligation consultation,                      04/2009.
please contact Susan Jessup at (505) 797-2509 or via email:
susan.jessup@prudential.com.
Financial planning and investment advisory services offered through Prudential
Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC, Newark, NJ.
IFS-A163761 Ed 04/2009 .

2   Membership Services
                            The Edward Group                        Lawyers Assistance Program
 Disability Insurance       Disability Income                       Assistance to lawyers with depression, alcohol or drug
                            Insurance                               problems is provided by the Lawyers Assistance Program,
Disability insurance is offered by Berkshire Life Insurance         a statewide network of recovering lawyers and substance
Company of America (A++ A.M. Bests) with Association                abuse professionals. A professional staff can discuss concerns,
Discount Pricing. Policies offer “TRUE” Own Occupation              answer questions, provide information, give support and
protection. Fully custom policy designs. Policies are Portable.     offer a plan of action. The New Mexico Rules of Professional
Policies have very strong guarantees and coverage cannot be         Conduct and the New Mexico Code of Judicial Conduct
changed or canceled by the carrier. Policies are available for      provide for strict confidentiality. For more information, visit
personal income protection, retirement plan protection or for       www.nmbar.org and select Attorneys/Members, Member
overhead expenses or partner buyout. The Edward Group also          Services, Lawyers Assistance Program. A free confidential 24-
offers coverage with over 50 other carriers for disability, life,   hour hotline may be reached at (505) 228-1948 or 1-800-860-
long-term care insurance and employee benefits. Visit http://       4914.
www.edwardgroup.net/disability1.htm and contact John
Edward today, 1-877-880-4041 toll free or e-mail jbedward@
edwardgroup.net.
                                                                    networkinG
                                                                    Bill Kitts Network Program
leGal reSearcH                                                      New attorneys and attorneys new to New Mexico may have
                                                                    many questions. Connect with volunteer State Bar members
                           Casemaker                                who are willing to help. Visit www.nmbar.org and select
                        Free legal research for active State        Attorneys/ Member Services, Bill Kitts Network Program to sign
                        Bar and Paralegal Division members.         up for the list serve or to view the directory volunteers and
Search by word (s), official case citation, statute number,         contact a specific attorney.
judge’s name or attorney’s name. Access all 50 state libraries
through www.nmbar.org. Questions should be directed to
Veronica Cordova, vcordova@nmbar.org, or (505) 797-6039
                                                                                                 Connections
                                                                                               The State Bar’s Membership
                                                                                               Services     Committee      holds
                                                                    networking events called “Connections.” These events create
MeMBerSHiP reSourceS                                                opportunities for attorneys and members of other professions
                                                                    or business organizations to meet. If you would like to learn
                                                                    more about these networking opportunities, contact Marcia
Attorney Resource Hotline                                           C. Ulibarri at mulibarri@nmbar.org or (505) 797-6058.
A resource helpline provides members of the State Bar and
non-admitted attorneys information and referrels in the areas
of attorney regulation, ethics, registrations (non-admitted,
pro hac vice, legal service and emeritus), rules and general
practice. Attorneys seeking assistance, contact the Office
                                                                    oFFice ServiceS
of General Counsel, (505) 797-6050, 1-800-876-6227, or
rspinello@nmbar.org                                                                             FedEx Office
                                                                                                     SBNM members can save up to
                                                                                                     20% on select FedEx OfficeSM
Ethics Advisory Opinions/Helpline                                    FedEx Kinko’s is now FedEx O ce copy and print services and 10%
For assistance with interpreting the New Mexico Rules                                                off other select services at more
of Professional Conduct, visit www.nmbar.org and select             than 1,800 FedEx Office locations. Enroll in the SBNM FedEx
Attorneys/Members, Member Services, Ethics Advisory                 Advantage® Program today to upload, print and ship all in
Opinions to search the archive. Send original questions             one place! For more information or to enroll in this program,
about one’s own conduct to the Ethics Advisory Committee            visit www.1800members.com/sbnm or call 1-800-MEMBERS,
through the State Bar’s general counsel, Richard Spinello,          your dedicated program administrator at 1-800-636-2377
rspinello@nmbar.org. Quick answers to quick questions may           (8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, M-F).
be obtained by calling the Ethics Helpline, 1-800-326-8155.


Fee Arbitration Program
The Fee Arbitration Program provides clients and attorneys
with an out-of-court method for resolving fee disputes that
is expeditious, confidential, inexpensive and impartial. This
voluntary program can help avoid difficult, lengthy, and
often expensive lawsuits. To access the program or assist as a
volunteer for the panel, call (505) 797-6054 visit www.nmbar.
org to access the sign-up form.




                                                                                                              Membership Services    3
online data BackuP & recovery                                                               New Mexico Lawyer
                                                                                           The New Mexico Lawyer is published quarterly
                            CoreVault                                                      as an insert to the Bar Bulletin. Each issue
                              The State Bar has partnered with                             focuses on a single topic or theme of current
                              CoreVault to offer online data                               interest to the legal community. State Bar
                              backup and recovery service that                             divisions and sections as well as other legal
helps protect your firm’s critical data by automatically and                               entities are invited to produce issues that
securely storing it offsite in their two private data centers on a          focus on particular areas of the law and/or current topics. The
daily basis. State Bar members will receive a special member                New Mexico Lawyer is distributed to all members as a benefit
price starting as low as $19.95 per month. If you would like to             of membership. For more information on editorial content
know more about this service and get a quick quote for your                 or to schedule your issue, contact Editor Dorma Seago,
firm, e-mail CoreVault at sales@corevault.com or call 1-877-                (505) 797-6030 or dseago@nmbar.org.
391-7266. You can also visit www.corevault.com/sbnm.

                                                                            retireMent
PuBlicationS
                                                                                                   ABA Retirement Funds
                Bar Bulletin                                                                     The ABA Retirement Funds has been
               The weekly Bar Bulletin is the official                                           providing unique retirement plan
               publication of the State Bar. It includes the                                     solutions to the legal community for
               complete text of advance opinions issued                     more than 40 years. Whether you operate a solo practice
               each week by the New Mexico Supreme Court                    or a larger firm, the ABA Program can provide a 401(k) or
               and the Court of Appeals, writs of certiorari,               Profit Sharing plan to help you meet your firm’s needs. Call
               the list of published and unpublished Court                  1-800-826-8901 or write to abaretirement@us.ing.com for a
of Appeals’ opinions, recent rule-making activity, the legal                free cost comparison, plan consultation and a prospectus.
education calendar, notices/announcements, and display                      www.abaretirement.com
and classified advertising. The Bar Bulletin is distributed to
all members as a benefit of membership. For advertising
information, contact Account Executive Marcia Ulibarri, (505)
797-6058 or mulibarri@nmbar.org.                                            SHiPPinG

               Bench & Bar Directory                                                                  FedEx Shipping Benefit
               Published annually, the Bench & Bar Directory                                       If you are looking for reliable and cost-
               is a comprehensive listing of New Mexico’s le-                                      effective shipping, you can count on
               gal community. It contains both a geographi-                 FedEx to deliver. SBNM members can now save up to 26% on
               cal and an alphabetical listing of attorneys;                select FedEx® shipping services. There are no costs and no
               State Bar boards, sections, divisions and com-               minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of this
               mittees; local, state, tribal and federal courts;            great member benefit. For more information or to enroll in
district attorneys; public defenders; state government; and                 this program, please go to www.1800members.com/sbnm
other information relevant to the New Mexico legal commu-                   or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST,
nity. The Bench & Bar Directory is distributed to all members               M-F).
as a benefit of membership. For advertising information,
contact Account Executive Marcia Ulibarri, (505) 797-6058 or
mulibarri@nmbar.org.                                                        teleconFerencinG
                                                                                                                 MeetingBridge
                                                                                                              MeetingBridge offers easy-
                                                                                                              to-use teleconferencing
                                                                            especially designed for law firms. Assistants can set up
                                                                            calls and notify everyone in one simple step using our
                                                                            Invitation/RSVP tool. No reservations are required to
                                                                            conduct a call. Client codes can be entered for easy tracking.
                                                                            Operator assistance is available on every call by dialing *0.
                                                                            Contact Dave Martin, 1-888-723-1200 x 627 or dmartin@
                                                                            meetingbridge.com, or visit www.meetingbridge.com/371.

                                  Visit www.nmbar.org for the most current member benefits.
Through the stated or implied endorsement of Member Benefits Program participants, the State Bar of New Mexico assumes no liability for claims,
losses, costs, damages, judgments or settlements including costs, expenses and attorneys fees arising from or in any manner relating to (1) any
inaccurate representations made by the participant, (2) any breach of any warranty or any default in the performance of any of the covenants
made by the participant, and (3) any negligent acts or omissions, whether inadvertent or intentional, and any willful misconduct by participant.
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