NMDAA 2012 Spring Conference - Tracks and Schedule

Administrative (Mescalero A)

Wednesday

8:00am - 12:00pm
Benefits Including Financial Effects

  • Presenter: Audrey Liddy (SHARE/DFA)
    Audrey works at DFA and is a member of the Central Payroll Bureau. Audrey is responsible for the administration of the third party payroll process, and acts as a backup to the Central Payroll Bureau Chief for various payroll matters. Audrey is also responsible for configuration of benefits within the SHARE system, and she has worked to train members of the payroll community in benefits, payroll, and commitment accounting areas.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Break

  • Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Role of CFO's and why CFO's are so critical

  • Presenter: Ricky Bejarano
    Ricky is a CPA licensed in practice in the State of New Mexico. He currently holds the position of Financial Control Division Director/State Controller with the Department of Finance and Administration. He has been in the accounting, audit, and tax field for over 33 years and has held financial positions within the private industry, public accounting, non-profit, and government sectors. He belongs to very short list of individuals in this state who have held management positions at all three of the following -- a 'Big 4' accounting firm (KPMG); the NM State Auditor's Office; and, large state agencies such as TRD, PED, and DOH. He has been an adjunct instructor at the Santa Fe Community College where he has taught accounting and finance courses for seven years. He earned his MBA at the University of Phoenix.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grant Writing: SWBPI Grants

  • This class is designed to assist each agency that plans on submitting for reimbursement under the Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative (SWBPI) reimbursement grant. Applicants can attend this course to familiarize themselves with SWBPI guidelines, learn eligible case criteria and familiarize themselves with what is required in the submission process.

    Presenter: Kelly Kuenstler
    Kelly Kuenstler earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State University in 2003 and her Bachelors of Criminal Justice in 1991. She is currently the County Manager in Luna County, New Mexico. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Kuenstler was the Director of the Administrative Office of the District Attorneys'. She has worked in government supervision for 14 years and she teaches grant writing and grant administration courses.

2:30pm - 5:00pm
Employee & Progressive Discipline – workshop w/ hands on (Management (HR) only)

  • Presenter: Mary Torres
    Ms. Torres is a thirteenth generation native New Mexican who received her bachelor's degree from New Mexico Tech in 1983, and was named a Tech Scholar. She was an educator in her hometown of Socorro, New Mexico, at Socorro High School for six years before attending law school at the University of New Mexico, where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 1992. Ms. Torres primarily handles civil litigation matters, and has extensive experience in civil rights, employment, insurance, premises liability and governmental liability related matters. She has jury and bench trial experience in both State and Federal Courts. She is a member of Beall & Biehler Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Grant Writing: Grants 101

  • Learn the basic components of a grant. The course introduces the creation of goals, objectives and performance measures all required for successful grant submissions.

    Presenter: Kelly Kuenstler
    Kelly Kuenstler earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State University in 2003 and her Bachelors of Criminal Justice in 1991. She is currently the County Manager in Luna County, New Mexico. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Kuenstler was the Director of the Administrative Office of the District Attorneys'. She has worked in government supervision for 14 years and she teaches grant writing and grant administration courses.
Thursday

8:00am - 8:30am
Revenue Forecast

  • Presenter: Connor Jorgensen, Legislative Finance Committee
    Connor was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington with a BA in political economy. After completing his degree, Connor returned to New Mexico where he began work in the film industry. In 2009, Connor began attending the University of New Mexico where he studied Economics. In May, 2011, he began working at the Legislative Finance Committee as the fiscal analyst for the courts and district attorneys.

8:30am - 10:15am
Workshop: How to Prepare Financial Statements and Auditing Procedures

  • Presenter: Matthew Bone, CPA, CGFM CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Assurance Manager
    Matt is a manager in the assurance department with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and has been with the firm since 2008. His experience includes managing and in-charging for the governmental sector, local governments, state agencies as well as for numerous not-for-profits and closely held corporation audits. Matt earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. He also holds certifications as a New Mexico Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager. He is a member of the AICPA, Association of Governmental Accountants (AGA), and the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA).

10:15am - 10:30am
Break

  • Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Workshop: How to Prepare Financial Statements and Auditing Procedures

  • Presenter: Raul Anaya, CPA, CFGM, CFE CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Assurance Senior Manager
    Raul has worked in the accounting industry for over eight years, and has extensive experience working in the governmental, not-for-profit sector and with educational institutions. In addition he also has extensive experience with Single Audits in accordance with OMB Circular A-133.
    Raul holds certifications as a New Mexico Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the AICPA, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Governmental Accountants (AGA), and the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA). He is the immediate past president of the Albuquerque AGA chapter and the current Southwest Regional Coordinator of Membership for the National AGA Chapter

12:00pm - 1:15pm
Lunch

  • Lunch

1:15pm - 3:00pm
Utilizing Invitations to Bid

  • For Non-Executive Branch State Agencies and Local Public Bodies that conduct their own ITB based procurements, especially on an infrequent basis, the class will offer insight into one way to conduct such procurements that is timely, fair, manageable and results in defensible contract awards consistent with the NM Procurement Code. Unique local approaches and needs will be addressed, as appropriate, in light of the NM Procurement Code.

    Presenter: Kathy Sanchez, Purchasing Department
    Kathy Sanchez has been with State Purchasing for 19 years. The last 14 years as a Procurement Officer of which 6 of those years have been as an Executive Procurement Officer Supervisor. As a supervisor with State Purchasing, she oversees the procurement for the Executive branch of Government, advises cities and counties in their procurement, advises vendors on how the State procures goods and services. She enjoys providing training on the Procurement Code and meeting others involved in procurement.
    Kathy has served 4 years on the New Mexico Public Procurement Association (NMPPA) board, the first 2 years as Vice President and the last 2 years as President.

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break

  • Break

3:15pm - 5:00pm
Procurement Overview for Elected Officials

  • This class is designed to give a very high level introductory overview of the government procurement process and NM Procurement Code to elected officials. Attendance preference will be given to NEWLY ELECTED government officials. The class is very general in nature and does not address day-to-day operating procedures. Included is the background of the Procurement Code, the intent of the code, who the code applies to, how it must be applied, the different procurement methods (including bids, proposals, sole source and emergency) as well as handling of vendor responses and protests.

    Presenter: Kathy Sanchez, Purchasing Department
    Kathy Sanchez has been with State Purchasing for 19 years. The last 14 years as a Procurement Officer of which 6 of those years have been as an Executive Procurement Officer Supervisor. As a supervisor with State Purchasing, she oversees the procurement for the Executive branch of Government, advises cities and counties in their procurement, advises vendors on how the State procures goods and services. She enjoys providing training on the Procurement Code and meeting others involved in procurement.
    Kathy has served 4 years on the New Mexico Public Procurement Association (NMPPA) board, the first 2 years as Vice President and the last 2 years as President.
Friday

8:00am - 10:00am
Appellate Update and Employee Recognition (Working Breakfast)

  • Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA, President, New Mexico District Attorneys' Association

Attorney (Half Event Center, Mescalero D & F)

Core Skills (Event Center)
Wednesday

8:30am - 10:30am
Pre-Charging – Investigative Stage

  • Warrants, charging decision, Grand Juries and Preliminary Hearings
    CLE credit (2.0)
    Presenter: Tim Cornish, Esq. Deputy DA 7th District

10:30am - 10:45am
Break

10:45am - 12:00pm
Trial preparation, motions & Jury Selection

  • CLE credit (1.25)

    Presenter: Michael Heitz, Deputy A and Scot Key, Chief Deputy DA, 3rd District

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Evidence/Foundations/Objections

  • CLE credit (1.5)

    Presenter: Phyllis H. Bowman, Esq. Asst. General Counsel, NM Regulation & Licensing Dept

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break

3:15pm - 4:30pm
Opening Statements

  • CLE credit (1.25)

    Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA 6th District

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Direct and Cross Examination and Working with Expert Witnesses

  • CLE credit (1.0)

    Presenter: Phyllis H.Bowman, Esq., Asst. General Counsel Regulation Licensing Department
Thursday

8:30am - 10:15am
Creating a Record, Objections

  • CLE Credit (1.75)

    Presenter: Artie Pepin, Esq. Director of Administrative Office of the Courts and former appellate chief of Attorney General's office

10:15am - 10:30am
Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Closing Arguments, Jury Instructions

  • CLE Credit (1.5)

    Presenter: Ron Lopez, Chief Deputy DA, 13th District

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30pm - 3:15pm
Modern Technology in Trial Practice

  • CLE Credit (1.75)

    The "high tech" modern trial practice and courtroom. Demonstrating the use of software that helps prosecutors get the job done. Use of editing/redacting DVDs, video, PowerPoint, automated presentations.
    The second hour will consist of the actual mechanics involved in effectively getting your digital files to your jury and an overview of affordable software that can assist in creating and presenting those files to your jury.

    Presenter: Todd Smith
    Todd Smith is the Chief Investigator for the Lubbock County Criminal DA in Lubbock, Texas. With over 10 years' experience in presenting high-tech / visual trials, Todd has become a nationally recognized speaker on courtroom technology and using technology to combat the "CSI effect" in today's juries.
    He has been a faculty member at the National Advocacy's Center's Courtroom Technology Seminar, spoken numerous times around the United States on technology issues and is the Course Director for Texas District and County Attorney's Association's (TDCAA) Digital Evidence Seminar.

3:15pm - 3:30pm
Break

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Putting it all together: Summing Up Trial Practice Basics

  • CLE Credit (2.0)

    Many of our DAs have asked for more "nuts and bolts" presentations. Professor Parson will speak on those core elements of trial practice such evidence, jury selection, and procedural rules that prosecutors can utilize every day

    Presenter: Dawn Parsons, Chief Trial Assistant at Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
    Ms. Parsons is an Adjunct Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City and on the Faculty at the National College of District Attorneys. She was the Lon Hocker Trial Advocacy Award Winner in 2001 which is awarded by the Missouri Bar Association for trial advocacy. This award is given annually to the three best trial attorneys under the age of 36, one from the St. Louis area, one from the Kansas City are and one from Mid-Missouri. She is the first female prosecutor to win the Lon Hocker in the award’s history. She was the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law Decade Award Winner in 2003 and the UMKC Law Foundation to the Alumnus named her as an individual who has made the most significant impact on the legal profession in the first ten years of the practice of law.
Friday

8:00am - 10:00am
Appellate Update and Employee Recognition (Working Breakfast)

  • Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA, President, New Mexico District Attorneys' Association

10:00am - 12:00pm
Prosecutor EP "Surviving the Complex Case"

  • EP (2.0)

    Ethics/Professionalism presentation is based on our ethical obligations relating to exculpatory evidence.

    Presenter: Candice Black, Deputy District Attorney, Colorado
    Candace Kay Black of Brighton is currently Deputy District Attorney for Jefferson County since 2006 focusing on criminal prosecution. Prior to her current position, she has experience as Adams County Senior Deputy District Attorney (1997-2006) and Adams County Deputy District Attorney (1992-1997). Ms. Black earned her B.A. from Cornell College (1989), and her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law (1992).
Complex Litigation Issues (Mescalero D & F)
Wednesday

9:30am - 10:30am
Water Rights Issues for Prosecutors

  • CLE credit (1.0)
    Presenter: Steve Farris, NM AG Office and Lynn Montgomery, Mayordomo and Donald Gallegos, DA, 8th Dist.

10:30am - 10:45am
Break

10:45am - 12:00pm
Indian Country Jurisdiction Issues

  • CLE credit (1.25)

    Presenter: Jack Burkhead, Assistant United States Attorney

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cooperative Witnesses/Immunity

  • CLE credit (1.5)

    Presenter: Steven Blankinship Esq. Deputy DA, and RoxeAnne B. Esquibel Senior Trial Attorney, and Scot Key, Chief Deputy DA 3rd district

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break

3:15pm - 5:15pm
Impeachment

  • CLE credit (2.0)

    Presenter: Brian Stover Esq, Deputy DA, 9th District
Thursday

8:30am - 10:15am
Chemistry and the Law for Prosecutors

  • CLE Credit (1.75)

    A pharmacological primer dealing with the intersection of chemistry and the law as expressed in the various schedules of controlled substances. Addresses the increase in prescription drug abuse and how to deal with conflicting information about what schedule a particular drug falls under. Also how to communicate with expert witness in the field.

    Presenter: Gary King, Attorney General

10:15am - 10:30am
Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Brady/Law Enforcement Misconduct

  • CLE Credit (1.5)

    How seemingly innocent oversights by the police can impact your case and license. The new trend among defense attorneys to attack prosecutors personally and their license in the discovery process. Some examples from my office that resulted in Armageddon.

    Presenter: Dawn Parsons, Chief Trial Assistant at Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
    Ms. Parsons is an Adjunct Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City and on the Faculty at the National College of District Attorneys. She was the Lon Hocker Trial Advocacy Award Winner in 2001 which is awarded by the Missouri Bar Association for trial advocacy. This award is given annually to the three best trial attorneys under the age of 36, one from the St. Louis area, one from the Kansas City are and one from Mid-Missouri. She is the first female prosecutor to win the Lon Hocker in the award’s history. She was the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law Decade Award Winner in 2003 and the UMKC Law Foundation to the Alumnus named her as an individual who has made the most significant impact on the legal profession in the first ten years of the practice of law.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30pm - 3:15pm
Modern Technology in Trial Practice

  • CLE Credit (1.75)

    The "high tech" modern trial practice and courtroom. Demonstrating the use of software that helps prosecutors get the job done. Use of editing/redacting DVDs, video, PowerPoint, automated presentations.
    The second hour will consist of the actual mechanics involved in effectively getting your digital files to your jury and an overview of affordable software that can assist in creating and presenting those files to your jury.

    Presenter: Todd Smith
    Todd Smith is the Chief Investigator for the Lubbock County Criminal DA in Lubbock, Texas. With over 10 years' experience in presenting high-tech / visual trials, Todd has become a nationally recognized speaker on courtroom technology and using technology to combat the "CSI effect" in today's juries.
    He has been a faculty member at the National Advocacy's Center's Courtroom Technology Seminar, spoken numerous times around the United States on technology issues and is the Course Director for Texas District and County Attorney's Association's (TDCAA) Digital Evidence Seminar.

3:15pm - 3:30pm
Break

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Putting it all together: Summing Up Trial Practice Basics

  • CLE Credit (2.0)

    Many of our DAs have asked for more "nuts and bolts" presentations. Professor Parson will speak on those core elements of trial practice such evidence, jury selection, and procedural rules that prosecutors can utilize every day

    Presenter: Dawn Parsons, Chief Trial Assistant at Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
    Ms. Parsons is an Adjunct Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City and on the Faculty at the National College of District Attorneys. She was the Lon Hocker Trial Advocacy Award Winner in 2001 which is awarded by the Missouri Bar Association for trial advocacy. This award is given annually to the three best trial attorneys under the age of 36, one from the St. Louis area, one from the Kansas City are and one from Mid-Missouri. She is the first female prosecutor to win the Lon Hocker in the award’s history. She was the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law Decade Award Winner in 2003 and the UMKC Law Foundation to the Alumnus named her as an individual who has made the most significant impact on the legal profession in the first ten years of the practice of law.
Friday

8:00am - 10:00am
Appellate Update and Employee Recognition (Working Breakfast)

  • Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA, President, New Mexico District Attorneys' Association

10:00am - 12:00pm
Prosecutor EP "Surviving the Complex Case"

  • EP (2.0)

    Ethics/Professionalism presentation is based on our ethical obligations relating to exculpatory evidence.

    Presenter: Candice Black, Deputy District Attorney, Colorado
    Candace Kay Black of Brighton is currently Deputy District Attorney for Jefferson County since 2006 focusing on criminal prosecution. Prior to her current position, she has experience as Adams County Senior Deputy District Attorney (1997-2006) and Adams County Deputy District Attorney (1992-1997). Ms. Black earned her B.A. from Cornell College (1989), and her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law (1992).

Computer (Mescalero B)

Wednesday

8:30am - 11:30am (10:15 - 10:30 Break)
Case Opening & Updating

  • This class will include opening Probation Violation, Adult Criminal, and Juvenile cases both manually as well as via the quick-case entry. It will also include updating all of the fields on the defendant, victim/witness, and main case screens.

    Presenter: Brandy Toward, Program Specialist & Trainer, Administrative Office of the District Attorneys (AODA)
    Brandy began working for the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Farmington, NM in 2002. She worked for the District Attorney’s Office for 6 years, in various divisions. She was hired by AODA in February of 2009 to serve as a trainer in an effort to ensure uniform data entry and reporting for the District Attorneys’ Offices throughout the state.

11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch Break

  • Lunch

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Merge Documents

  • This class will explain how to create and/or maintain merge documents.

    Presenter: Janetta Hicks, 5th Judicial District Attorney
    Ms. Hicks has been the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District since 2009. She has the distinction of being the first woman District Attorney in the 5th Judicial District since the inception of the office in 1912. She has been involved in prosecutions since 1990. Ms. Hicks graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law with a JD in 1989.

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Victim/Witness

  • This class will cover all of the fields on the victim/witness screens, as well as the Victim Notification Module. There will also be additional training on the NMSAVIN system.

    Presenter: Roberta Trujillo, VINE Program Administrator
    Roberta was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Roberta has fifteen (15) years experience working in the criminal justice system. Three (3) of those years were spent working with the Dona Ana Magistrate Court and twelve (12) years were spent working with the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office. During her twelve years at the District Attorney’s Office, Roberta held different positions to include: Prosecutor Administrator, Victim Advocate and Supervisor of the Victim Advocate Unit. The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office was the pilot site for the implementation of the VINE System in the State of New Mexico, and Roberta has been an active user and administrator of the VINE System since 2004. Roberta accepted the position of VINE Program Administrator with AODA in December of 2010.
Thursday

8:30am - 10:15am
Case Closing

  • This class will demonstrate closing Adult Criminal, Juvenile, Appeal, Trial De Novo, and Probation Violation cases.

    Presenter: Brandy Toward, Program Specialist & Trainer, Administrative Office of the District Attorneys (AODA)
    Brandy began working for the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Farmington, NM in 2002. She worked for the District Attorney’s Office for 6 years, in various divisions. She was hired by AODA in February of 2009 to serve as a trainer in an effort to ensure uniform data entry and reporting for the District Attorneys’ Offices throughout the state.

10:15am - 10:30am
Break

  • Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Basic Criminal Procedure

  • This class will cover the progression of a case through the court system. Time limit rules will explained as well as “legal lingo.” This class is ideal for staff who are new to the legal system.

    Presenter: Janetta Hicks, 5th Judicial District Attorney
    Ms. Hicks has been the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District since 2009. She has the distinction of being the first woman District Attorney in the 5th Judicial District since the inception of the office in 1912. She has been involved in prosecutions since 1990. Ms. Hicks graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law with a JD in 1989.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

  • Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Office Administrator / Super-User Functions

  • This class will cover office administrator functions vs. super-user functions, end-of-year reports, and give super-users pointers for ensuring data integrity.

    Presenter: Brandy Toward, Program Specialist & Trainer, Administrative Office of the District Attorneys (AODA)
    Brandy began working for the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Farmington, NM in 2002. She worked for the District Attorney’s Office for 6 years, in various divisions. She was hired by AODA in February of 2009 to serve as a trainer in an effort to ensure uniform data entry and reporting for the District Attorneys’ Offices throughout the state.

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Break

  • Break

3:45pm - 5:30pm
Super Users/IT Assistants

  • This class is designed for super-users and IT Assistants. The class will be a basic course on networking, desktop support, and trouble-shooting.

    Presenter: Jeff Montoya, Information Systems Administrator, AODA
Friday

8:00am - 10:00am
Appellate Update and Employee Recognition (Working Breakfast)

  • Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA, President, New Mexico District Attorneys' Association

10:30am - 12:30pm
CMS Workgroup Meeting

  • Presenter: Brandy Toward, Program Specialist & Trainer, Administrative Office of the District Attorneys (AODA)
    Brandy began working for the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Farmington, NM in 2002. She worked for the District Attorney’s Office for 6 years, in various divisions. She was hired by AODA in February of 2009 to serve as a trainer in an effort to ensure uniform data entry and reporting for the District Attorneys’ Offices throughout the state.

Investigator (Peso & Cadete)

Wednesday

10:00am - 12:00pm
Child Abuse Training, Child Safety

  • Presenter: Steven Ziegler
    Steven Ziegler retired from the Bernalillo Co. Sheriff's Department in 2005 as a Captain, his last assignment being Director of Training. He has worked in Field Services, Criminal Investigations and Support Services. He has experience as a Field Training Officer, member of the SWAT Team, First-Line Supervisor and Asst. Division Commander. Steven has a mid-management level certification from the State, and is certified as a General Police Instructor and Firearms Instructor. In 2007, Steven became an Investigator at the 2nd Judicial DA's Office and is assigned to the Crimes Against Children Division.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Break

  • Lunch

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Safe Pursuit Training, Missing Persons, Amber Alert

  • Presenter: Steven Ziegler
    Steven Ziegler retired from the Bernalillo Co. Sheriff's Department in 2005 as a Captain, his last assignment being Director of Training. He has worked in Field Services, Criminal Investigations and Support Services. He has experience as a Field Training Officer, member of the SWAT Team, First-Line Supervisor and Asst. Division Commander. Steven has a mid-management level certification from the State, and is certified as a General Police Instructor and Firearms Instructor. In 2007, Steven became an Investigator at the 2nd Judicial DA's Office and is assigned to the Crimes Against Children Division.
Thursday

8:00am - 10:15am
Legal Update

  • Presenter: Legal Instructor Elliott Guttman, New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy
    Elliott Guttman was a former prosecutor in the 2nd DA's Office for over 20 years. He helped form the New Mexico Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He is currently the Legal Instructor for all cadets in the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.

10:15am - 10:30am
Break

  • Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Law Enforcement Ethics

  • Presenter: Marty Vigil, 13th DA's Office Chief Investigator
    Marty Vigil retired from the Grants Police Department as Chief of Police in 2007. He is a general police instructor for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and a NM licensed private investigator. He has been recognized twice as "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" as well as receiving the distinguished "George Brittain Spirit Award". Mr. Vigil also holds a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree from NMSU.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch

  • Lunch

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes

  • Presenter: Ike Ensey, 7th DA's Senior Criminal Investigator
    Ensey has been a Senior Criminal Investigator with the 7th judicial District Attorneys since 2007. He began his career in corrections in 1992 with the Torrance County Detention Facility. He was a N.M.D.O.C. Honor Graduate as well as an NMLEA Graduate. His duties while in corrections included Lieutenant Commander, Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) Commander and Special Management Unit Commander. In 1999 he became a deputy at the Torrance County Sheriff's Department where he held the position of Sergeant. After 6 years with TCSO he moved on to Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department where he worked for 3 years.

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break

  • Break

3:15pm - 5:15pm
Use of Internet to Locate Victims, Witnesses, Defendants, Etc.

  • Presenter: Anthony Maez, NM Attorney General's Office
    Anthony M. Maez is a Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) with the New Mexico Attorney General's Office (NMAGO), and the Commander of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force (TF). The ICAC TF Mission is to protect children through community education and the identification, apprehension and prosecution of those who commit Internet crimes against children. Prior SAIC Maez starting his career with the NMAGO, he retired from the Albuquerque Police Department after 20 years of service. He has spent more than half his law enforcement career investigating Violent Crimes specifically sex crimes and domestic violence. SAIC Maez is a National trainer on Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, and Stalking investigations. He has written several investigative guides and assisted in amending NM Law on Domestic Violence and Stalking through the NM legislature. SAIC Maez is Lead Faculty/Area Chair for the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix, Albuquerque campus. SAIC Maez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.
Friday

8:00am - 10:00am
Appellate Update and Employee Recognition (Working Breakfast)

  • Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA, President, New Mexico District Attorneys' Association

10:30am - 12:30pm
Roundtable Discussion

  • Law Enforcement Automated Data Services (LEADS)Presentation. (Investigators Only)

    Presenter: Tim Struck, DPS

    Tim Struck is a member of the Information Technology Division of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, which he joined in 2010. Primarily responsible for NCIC/NMLETS/NLETS program support, Tim also serves as a program manager for NMDPS provided Criminal Justice applications. He is also the New Mexico NLETS rep, which he was appointed in March 2011.

Special Programs (Mescalero C)

Wednesday

8:00am - 10:00am
Motivational Techniques for Victims and Offenders Living with Addictions

  • Presenter: Reid K. Hester, PH.D. Director, Research Division Behavior Therapy Associates LLP
    A Fellow in the Addictions Division of the American Psychological Association, he has published more than 55 papers and been the senior editor of the three editions of the Handbook of alcoholism treatment approaches: Effective alternatives. He has research focus for the last 20 years has been in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of software and web applications for people with alcohol and drug problems. His scientifically validated Drinker’s Check-up www.drinkerscheckup.com has been recognized with awards including the 2005 Dan Anderson Award from Hazelden and a Tibbetts Award in 2006. He has also trained counselors in evidence-based treatment protocols for over 20 years.

10:00am - 10:15am
Break

  • Break

10:15am - 12:00pm
Life Inside the Medical Examiner's Office

  • Presenter: Dr. Lori Proe, D. O., Forensic Pathologist and Nancy Mance, Grief Counselor, New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator

    Dr. Lori Anne Proe, D.O. received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO. She is currently serving a one-year forensic pathology fellowship at the NM Office of the Medical Investigator, through the Department of Pathology at the UNM School of Medicine. Upon completion of her fellowship in June 2012, Dr. Proe will join the OMI faculty as a full-time forensic pathologist. Dr. Proe is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and recently participated as an Expert Witness (Pathology) for a University of New Mexico School of Law Mock Trial at the Second Judicial Courthouse, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Nancy Mance, MA, LPCC, joined OMI in November 2012 as the new Grief Counselor. Ms. Mance graduated from the University of New Mexico Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1992, returning to UNM in 1998 to pursue her Master's degree in counseling which was awarded to her in December 2001. Nancy worked as a school counselor for several years and then began working as a therapist at the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center in 2003 until joining OMI recently. Through training and experientially, Ms. Mance has focused her professional development around issues of trauma and grief/loss.

12:00am - 1:30pm
Lunch Break

  • Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dealing With Gang Affiliated Cases, What Do I Need To Know To Keep Safe

  • Presenter: Las Cruces Police Department Gang Task Force

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break

  • Break

3:15pm - 5:30pm
Security Awareness in the Workplace and Basic Self Defense

  • Presenter: Felix Nunez, Senior Criminal Investigator, 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office
    Felix Nunez is currently Senior Criminal Investigator with 13TH Judicial District Attorney's Office and has worked over nineteen years Law Enforcement within New Mexico and is also a proud native New Mexican. Felix has widespread familiarity in community policing programs, narcotic and gang investigation, violent crime investigation and security management programs. Felix has instructed various courses for both the general public and law enforcement communities within New Mexico. Felix received Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Counseling.
Thursday

8:00am - 10:00am
Neurobiology of Trauma Meets Grounding

  • Learn about the impact of trauma on memory and the body and how sensory information can both trigger and/or ground survivors. Sensory grounding techniques are used

    Presenter: Julie C. Evans, MSW, Pittsburgh Action against Rape, Pittsburgh, PA
    Julie C. Evans graduated with English undergraduate degree from John Carroll University in 1993 and began volunteering with PAAR in 1995. Julie completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Community Organizing in 1998. She has been employed with PAAR for 13 years and is the Program Director of Education & Training. Prior to being employed by PAAR she was a hotline volunteer and then an intern.
    Julie has presented at numerous local, state and national conferences, most recently the National Organization for Victim Assistance in 2011 and the National Sexual Assault Conference in 2009. Nancy loves her work at and states that the agency she works for is a wonderful agency

10:00am - 10:15am
Break

  • Break

10:15am - 12:00pm
Working with and Engaging Victims in Complex Process of Domestic Violence Incidents Using the 3R's (Recognition, Response and Referral)

  • Presenter: Perry Lawson, Director, Community Education and Outreach Programs at Center of Protective Environment
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology, from Park College and Master of Science Degree in Counseling & Psychology, from Troy State University. In 1992 after 20 years of service retired from the United States Air Force, as an Equal Opportunity and Treatment / Human Relations Education Instructor. Currently provides consultation, education, training and technical assistance related to domestic violence in a rural two county area in southern New Mexico. Administers and conducts orientations, workshops, and training seminars on family violence and relationship issues to civic groups, schools, businesses, agencies and government organizations. Develops and conducts programs on relationship violence with a focus on "Building Healthy Safe and Relationships" for middle and high school students. Related experience includes providing domestic violence education consultation, training and technical assistance to a variety of groups including law enforcement, medical personnel, local businesses, and United States government security forces.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

  • Lunch

1:30pm - 3:15pm
New Mexico Statewide Automated Victim Information (NM SAVIN)

  • Presenter: Roberta Trujillo, VINE Program Administrator
    Roberta was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Roberta has fifteen (15) years experience working in the criminal justice system. Three (3) of those years were spent working with the Dona Ana Magistrate Court and twelve (12) years were spent working with the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office. During her twelve years at the District Attorney’s Office, Roberta held different positions to include: Prosecutor Administrator, Victim Advocate and Supervisor of the Victim Advocate Unit. The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office was the pilot site for the implementation of the VINE System in the State of New Mexico, and Roberta has been an active user and administrator of the VINE System since 2004. Roberta accepted the position of VINE Program Administrator with AODA in December of 2010.

1:30pm - 3:15pm
PPD Directors Meeting San Juan Room

  • Presenter: Facilitated by Keri Penner (7th Judicial DA’s Office)

3:15pm - 3:30pm
Break

  • Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Using Internet and Social Networks as Tools (Facebook, Google and others)

  • Presenter: Anthony Maez, New Mexico Attorney General's Office
    Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office (NMAGO), and the Commander of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force (TF). The ICAC TF Mission is to protect children through community education and the identification, apprehension and prosecution of those who commit Internet crimes against children. Prior SAIC Maez starting his career with the NMAGO, he retired from the Albuquerque Police Department after 20 years of service. He has spent more then half his law enforcement career investigating Violent Crimes specifically sex crimes and domestic violence. SAIC Maez is a National trainer on Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, and Stalking investigations. He has written several investigative guides and assisted in amending NM Law on Domestic Violence and Stalking through the NM legislature. SAIC Maez is Lead Faculty/Area Chair for the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix, Albuquerque campus. SAIC Maez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University
Friday

8:00am - 10:00am
Appellate Update and Employee Recognition (Working Breakfast)

  • Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA, President, New Mexico District Attorneys' Association

Support (Mescalero E)

Wednesday

9:00am - 10:15am
Basic Excel and Work Perfect

  • Presenter: Nina Salazar
    Nina Salazar began working for the 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Grants, NM in 2003. Prior to that she worked for a defense attorney for 8 years. She received her Associates Degree in Micro-computer accounting and word processing in 1995 and is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

10:15am - 10:30am
Break

  • Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Effective Communication Through Mutual Respect

  • We all have the need to be respected – at the workplace, in our relationships, and in our homes. How do we foster respect in ourselves and others in a way that leads to productive relationships at work? How do we communicate effectively to create understanding and demonstrate our respect for others? This presentation will focus on ways to communicate respect for others in the workplace that maintains our own sense of dignity and self-respect, and allows us to work better together.

    Presenter: Mary Jo Lujan and Josh Pando

    Mary Jo Lujan is the Bureau Chief of the State Office of Alternative Dispute Prevention and Resolution at the General Services Department, Risk Management Division, and is responsible for leading alternative dispute resolution initiatives within state government. Mary Jo has worked in the Risk Management Division for thirteen years, developing loss prevention training and policy initiatives in alternative dispute resolution and conflict management, public policy and collaborative governance, organizational development and performance improvement, workplace civil rights, and diversity. Mary Jo’s experience includes public policy development and education with community groups, schools, civic clubs and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the NM State Bar ADR Committee, the Santa Fe County Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Advisory Board, and the New Mexico Diversity Leadership Council. She was recently appointed a charter member of the New Mexico Supreme Court Statewide ADR Commission. Mary Jo grew up in Chimayo, New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico and the UNM School of Law; she can be contacted at (505)827-0444 or mlujan@state.nm.us

    Josh Pando is the ADR Bureau's Training and Development Specialist at the State of New Mexico General Services Department, Risk Management Division. He has excelled in a diverse scope of professional fields ranging from a Psychology Lab Assistant at a New Mexico Tech Research laboratory, to working with behaviorally challenged youth, to Special Needs Assistant at Los Alamos High School, to a Disabled and Elderly Medicaid Waiver Case Manager in Northern New Mexico. Prior to coming to the General Services Department (GSD), Josh worked at the Aging and Long Term Services Department (ALTSD) as a Program Coordinator of the Medicaid Waiver program, Coordination of Long Term Services (CoLTS), (formerly the Disabled and Elderly [D&E] Medicaid Waiver program). He was elected to serve as the Co-Chair of the State ADA council in 2010 and 2011. Josh grew up in the beautiful Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, and received a B.S in Psychology from New Mexico Tech in Socorro in 2003. Josh can be contacted at 505-827-0421 or by email at josh.pando@state.nm.us

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

  • Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grant Writing: SWBPI Grants

  • This class is designed to assist each agency that plans on submitting for reimbursement under the Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative (SWBPI) reimbursement grant. Applicants can attend this course to familiarize themselves with SWBPI guidelines, learn eligible case criteria and familiarize themselves with what is required in the submission process.

    Presenter: Kelly Kuenstler
    Kelly Kuenstler earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State University in 2003 and her Bachelors of Criminal Justice in 1991. She is currently the County Manager in Luna County, New Mexico. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Kuenstler was the Director of the Administrative Office of the District Attorneys'. She has worked in government supervision for 14 years and she teaches grant writing and grant administration courses.

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break

  • Break

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Grant Writing: Grants 101

  • Learn the basic components of a grant. The course introduces the creation of goals, objectives and performance measures all required for successful grant submissions.

    Presenter: Kelly Kuenstler
    Kelly Kuenstler earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State University in 2003 and her Bachelors of Criminal Justice in 1991. She is currently the County Manager in Luna County, New Mexico. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Kuenstler was the Director of the Administrative Office of the District Attorneys'. She has worked in government supervision for 14 years and she teaches grant writing and grant administration courses.
Thursday

9:00am - 10:30am
Improving your Image (Professionalism)

  • In the workplace, what people think of you is possibly even more important than who you actually are. "Hey, that’s not fair," you say. "If they just knew me better..." Unfortunately, in the business world, people form images of us quickly and first impressions, whether positive or negative, can last a long time. In this workshop, we'll explore key areas that contribute to creating your image as a competent, reliable and trustworthy person.

    Presenter: Paula Wynnyckyj
    Paula Wynnyckyj is the President of Wynn Consulting Solutions, an Albuquerque-based small business dedicated to "helping teams work better – together." After earning an M.S. degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, Paula began work in Albuquerque's high-tech business sector developing high-performance work teams and other collaborative work processes. Now, as an independent business consultant, Paula has consulted to project teams at the University of New Mexico, has taught in the MBA program of the University of Phoenix and has provided workshops for many New Mexico businesses and the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Department. Believing strongly that any business is only as good as the people who work there, she offers workshops that address ethics and integrity in the workplace

10:30am - 10:45am
Break

  • Break

10:45am - 12:15pm
Team Effectiveness

  • When the task requires a team effort, we want to be on a team that completes the task with flying colors AND leaves team members with a glowing feeling of satisfaction in the role they played in that effort. Can we have both? Not only can we but we absolutely must have both in order to ensure the long-terms success of team efforts. In this workshop, we’ll explore the key ingredients that bring about team success and team satisfaction for members.

    Presenter: Paula Wynnyckyj
    Paula Wynnyckyj is the President of Wynn Consulting Solutions, an Albuquerque-based small business dedicated to "helping teams work better – together." After earning an M.S. degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, Paula began work in Albuquerque's high-tech business sector developing high-performance work teams and other collaborative work processes. Now, as an independent business consultant, Paula has consulted to project teams at the University of New Mexico, has taught in the MBA program of the University of Phoenix and has provided workshops for many New Mexico businesses and the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Department. Believing strongly that any business is only as good as the people who work there, she offers workshops that address ethics and integrity in the workplace

12:15pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

  • Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Legal Writing

  • Legal writing, legal forms, and terminology for support staff

    Presenter: Scot Key
    Scot Key is a career prosecutor with 25 years of experience. He is a Former three term District Attorney in the 12th Judicial District, a Senior Trial Prosecutor in the 13th and is currently Chief Deputy District Attorney in the 3rd.
    He has taught a wide range of topics to police officers, attorneys and staff members.

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Break

  • Break

3:45pm - 5:00pm
Self Defense

  • Presenter: Ike Ensey
    Ike Ensey is a Senior Criminal Investigator with the 7th judicial District Attorneys since 2007. I began my career in corrections in 1992 with the Torrance County Detention Facility. I was a N.M.D.O.C. Honor Graduate as well as an NMLEA Graduate. My duties while in corrections included Lieutenant Commander, Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) Commander and Special Management Unit Commander. In 1999 I became a deputy at the Torrance County Sheriff’s Department where I held the position of Sergeant. After 6 years with TCSO I moved on to Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department where I worked for 3 years.

    I have been or am currently a certified instructor in the following: Security Threat Group coordinator, Chemical Agent Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor, General DPS Police Instructor, Dynamic Defense for Tactical Teams Instructor, Police Sharp shooter Training for Trainers, Self defense Instructor for the RESPCT Program for the last four years throughout the 7th district.
Friday

8:00am - 10:00am
Appellate Update and Employee Recognition (Working Breakfast)

  • Presenter: Mary Lynne Newell, DA, President, New Mexico District Attorneys' Association

Evening Team Building Events (Event Center)

Tuesday

8:00pm - 12:00am
Social and Hospitality Event

Wednesday

8:00pm - 12:00am
Stress Reduction/Movement Class

  • at the Event Center
Thursday

7:30pm - 12:00am
Volleyball Tournament

  • half rounds of 12 and Half open space event center. Two Cash Bars

March 20-23, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso, NM