Law Day 2013

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM)

Join us!

Attorney Shannon Minter will speak at Hotel Albuquerque on May 1st on the 2013 Law Day theme, "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All."

To celebrate Law Day this year, the Albuquerque Bar Association will host a luncheon program on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:45 a.m. at Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW. Our keynote speaker will be attorney Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Our program also includes recognition of the Gene E. Franchini High School Mock Trial State Champions and awards to the New Mexico State Bar Essay Contest winners as a way to recognize young achievement in the legal arena.

Shannon Price Minter is the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, one of the nation’s leading legal advocacy organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.  Minter was  lead counsel for some plaintiffs in the California marriage case and has represented same-sex couples and parents and transgender people in many family law cases across the country.  He is the co-author of Family Law for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People (West 2012) and the co-editor of Transgender Rights (Univ. of Minn. 2006).  Minter has taught as an adjunct or lecturer at Berkeley, Stanford, Golden Gate, Santa Clara, Whittier, and the University of San Francisco law schools.  In 2009, Shannon was named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer.  In 2008, he was named among six Lawyers of the Year by Lawyers USA and among California’s Top 100 Lawyers by the legal publication The Daily Journal.  He is a former member of the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  Minter received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1993.  He is originally from Texas and currently lives with his wife in Washington, D.C.


2013 Law Day Theme - Realizing the Dream: Equality for All

The promise of equality under the law is what has made America a beacon to other nations. It is a pledge clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence and in the opening words of the Preamble of the Constitution, “We the People.” It is, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the proposition to which our nation is dedicated. The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Law Day will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. As Rev. Dr. King pointed out in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” 

Meal & Pricing Options

BeefLondon Broil, Black Peppercorn Demi-Glace; Organic Coon Ridge Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes; Broccolini

Brie and Almond Stuffed Chicken; Cranberry Harvest Rice; Broccolini

Fresh Grilled Teriyaki Salmon with Grilled Pineapple; Sesame Cashew Rice with Scallions; Broccolini

**Vegetarian plates available upon special request
If we do not receive your plate selection by April 22, you will be served London Broil

PLEASE NOTE: This is a prepaid event -- registration and payment MUST be made prior to the event. 

Individual Plate:  $40    
Table of 10:  $400
Sponsorship:  $500
Sponsorship & Table of 10: $740

Please register for lunch by noon on Monday, April 22, 2013 
1. Log on to
2. Send email to
3. Call 842-1151 or 243-2615
4. By mail to P.O. Box 40, Albuquerque, NM 87103