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NACDL News: NACDL Past President Barbara E. Bergman Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Alexandra Funk, and Ian Nawalinski

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Barbara E. Bergman

On Oct. 20, 2017, at the University of New Mexico School of Law, NACDL Past President Barbara Bergman was presented with the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award. The award honors the dedicated service of lawyers and others in the legal community to the UNM School of Law, the New Mexico legal community, and the greater community inside and outside of New Mexico. Past awardees include NACDL Past President Nancy Hollander, Sen. Tom Udall, and the first female justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Mary C. Walters.

The 2000 recipient of NACDL’s Robert C. Heeney Award, Bergman served as president of NACDL (2005-2006) and currently serves as national co-chair of NACDL’s Amicus Curiae Committee. She also serves as Director of Advocacy and Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and as Emerita Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico. Bergman is renowned both locally and nationwide for her leadership in academia and criminal defense. She recei

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