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scrowell
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State Bar Student Membership

Postby scrowell » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:35 am

I stumbled across this link on the NM (where I want to practice) state bar website: --LinkRemoved--

Question: Should I join? Or is it pointless and just a waste of $25?

morris248
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Re: State Bar Student Membership

Postby morris248 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:17 pm

I joined and found that the newsletter they send out was very informative. Since you have West you don't need access to their search engine. However, they will have various books on state law that could be worth the expense. The one I used the most was called Elements of a Civil Cause of Action. It had forms and discussed all the major state civil cases. If you plan to stay in NM, join.

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Re: State Bar Student Membership

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:41 pm

Join if you plan to practice in that state.

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Re: State Bar Student Membership

Postby spleenworship » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:30 pm

scrowell wrote:I stumbled across this link on the NM (where I want to practice) state bar website: --LinkRemoved--

Question: Should I join? Or is it pointless and just a waste of $25?


Wait and spend the $25 only after you have decided you are definitely going there. After 1L or 2L summer, I would say.

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scrowell
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Re: State Bar Student Membership

Postby scrowell » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:34 pm

So what are the immediate and long-term benefits of joining? I know morris mentioned access to books...

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Re: State Bar Student Membership

Postby wiseowl » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:31 am

mine gave me free access to all federal case law on casemaker, which came in handy for 1L and 2L summer assignments where cost was an issue.

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Re: State Bar Student Membership

Postby TTH » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:40 am

scrowell wrote:So what are the immediate and long-term benefits of joining? I know morris mentioned access to books...


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