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after 19 years of inspired commitment to IPL. Lambert joined IPL in 1987 and has worked on a broad variety of projects. When the Rozier E. Sanchez Judicial Education Center was established in 1991, she began focusing her attention on its mission of training non-lawyer judges across New Mexico, and in 2006, she became its director.
New Leaders P
Beth Gillia (`97) became director of the Corinne Wolfe Children’s Law Center on Feb. 1, taking the place of Judy Flynn O’Brien, who re- tired after 27 years of steadfast service to IPL. In 2003, Gillia joined the staff of the Judicial Education Center, where she wrote the Children’s Law Handbook. By 2005, she was devoting all of her time to the Chil- dren’s Law Center and became its senior staff attorney.
Susan George (`88) became director on May 1 of the new Regulatory Programs and Training Center, where she works on public interest is- sues ranging from driving safety and ignition interlock programs to environmental and wildlife protection.
Professor Denise Fort became director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center on July 1. She will continue to teach natural resources courses and run the Utton Center on a part-time basis. Current Director Susan Kelly (`81) will stay on part time.
Economic Security Forum Attracts Public Input
nomic Security Forum to share their values and concerns for how best to move the United States into better eco- nomic times. The March 23 forum ti- tled, Economic Security: How Should We Take Charge of Our Future?, was sponsored by the Institute of Public Law (IPL) and the Albuquerque Journal.
The discussion itself was in many ways more important than any solutions that emerged during the three-hour forum, said IPL Director Paul Biderman.
Putting ideas to paper.
“This was a chance to participate in a very different kind of deliberation on public policy issues,” he said.
ntense conversation prevailed when about 45 people gathered at an Eco-
am Lambert (`84) became interim director of the Institute of Public Law (IPL) on June 1, replacing Paul Biderman, who retired
Utton Seminar Examines NM Land Use and Water Planning
gional water plans with local land use plans to support the sustainability of communities, protect the environment and ensure economic vitality.
The seminar was organized by the Utton Transboundary Resources Center. It brought together land use planners, water resource professionals, repre- sentatives of the development community, environmental and community groups. Through panel presentations and breakout sessions, participants explored ideas to improve land use and water resource integration.
“There are a lot of people working in New Mexico on land use planning for future growth. Other people are working on future water supply issues.” said Susan Kelly (`81), of the Utton Center. “Our goal is to help them com- municate, coordinate their efforts and improve processes.”
ntegrating Land Use and Water Planning in New Mexico was the title of an April 8 seminar that examined how to better coordinate local, state and re-
John Longworth, left, with the New Mexico Office of the State En- gineer, and Alan Hamil- ton, of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation.
Gov. Martinez, Justice Daniels Open Children’s Law Institute
ov. Susana Martinez and Charles Daniels (`69), chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, opened the 18th
annual Children’s Law Institute
on Jan. 12 in Albuquerque. Both expressed the importance of programs for children in New Mexico.
“As a former district attorney, I know firsthand the need to be vigilant about keeping our children safe,” said Martinez.
The institute, sponsored in part by the Corinne Wolfe Children’s Law Center and the New Mexico Judicial Education Center, brings together professionals across disciplines who work in the state’s child’s welfare community. Title of the 2011 conference was, Children and Families Need us Now More Than Ever.
Chief Justice Charles Daniels (`69) welcomes attendees to the Children’s Law Institute. Seated is Gov. Susana Martinez and Brian
O’Connell, executive director of the New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks.
Photo courtesy of the Albuquerque Journal
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