Santa Fe Engine

 2011 NAALJ Annual Meeting and Conference

Evidence, Ethics, and Experts in the Land of Enchantment*

September 18-22, 2011

Santa Fe, New Mexico 

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(Application approved with NM CLE for 15.70 CLE hours, including 2 hours ethics)

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The National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary invite you to attend the NAALJ 2011 Annual Conference and Meeting: Evidence, Ethics, and Experts in the Land of Enchantment. The Conference begins with a reception Sunday evening, September 18. The educational program begins Monday, September 19 and ends Wednesday, September 21. Board meetings are on September 18 and 22.

The registration fee includes all educational programs and materials, Sunday night reception, Monday-Wednesday continental breakfasts, Tuesday and Wednesday lunches, and the Wednesday night Silent Auction Reception and Banquet.

Click the Registration button above to register.

Click here  to download the 2011 Annual Conference Brochure with all the conference details. 

Make Santa Fe your vacation destination for 2011, and join us in the high desert for a few days of education, cultural enrichment, and fun! NAALJ has selected the historic Hotel La Fonda to host the conference. It is located on the plaza and is in walking distance to all the major activities of the town. The group rate of $139.00 is truly a bargain at such a beautiful hotel, and makes for an affordable conference or extended stay for a vacation (rates extended three days before and after the conference). Please visit the hotel at to take a look at our 2011 destination.

With its crisp, clear air, and bright sunny skies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a unique and culturally rich city. At 7,000 feet, it is one of the highest altitude state capitals and is filled with re-minders of nearly four centuries of Spanish and Mexican rule. The town is marked by its central plaza and is marked by the number of Spanish and Native American artifacts, jewelry, and goods produced locally. Canyon Road features art galleries complete with works by renowned artists and featuring magnificent watercolors, acrylics, and sculptures in all price ranges.

The town is known for its wonderful food and offers a variety of styles from basic Mexican to nouveau cuisine in cafes and restaurants throughout the city. Within a short drive of Santa Fe are the ancient cave dwellings of the Anasazi, Native American Pueblos, the quirky town of Roswell (reputedly visited by aliens last century!), and nuclear warfare museum at Alomogordo, and the scenic town of Taos. Flight are plentiful into Albuquerque, which is only on an hour's drive to Sante Fe.

The conference agenda will feature excellent sessions in all the core curricula we have come to expect at our annual meetings.  Top-notch presenters will cover evidence, judicial independence, and due process issues. Leading experts will explore topics of Judicial Decision-Making and Reliability Standards for Expert and Scientific Evidence.  We have arranged a special screening of "The Response,"a film that received the American Bar Association 2009 Silver Gavel Award for Drama and Literature. This riveting 30-minute courtroom drama illustrates the legal and ethical challenges of enemy detention in the war on terror. Breakout sessions in specialized areas of interest—special education, communication skills, labor/personnel, and high volume proceedings--promise topics to pique anyone's interests.  We will offer sessions and speakers with a local flair to provide attendees with the flavor of the Southwest, Santa Fe style—notably Chief Justice Charles  Daniels, New Mexico Supreme Court, on the intriguing subject of Conflicts of Interest and Conflicts of Pistols: History of the Development of the New Mexico's Courts.

Explore the rest of the conference website to discover information about the hotel, local attractions, and our schedule of events—including one-of-a-kind optional excursions for attendees, families, and friends. Do you know Santa Fe's links to spy activities? We have arranged a free preconference event—Spy vs. Spy in Santa Fe: A Hotbed of Espionage—on Sunday afternoon to learn all about it. The Tuesday afternoon and evening excursion—Enchanted Evening in New Mexico—is a walking tour of Pueblo de San Ildefonso followed by dinner (sign up and pay for this optional event when you register).  More information about special events can be found by clicking on the Attractions button at the top of the page.

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