In The News And In The Community
March 4 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signs into law, HB 21, a bill initiated by Allegra Carpenter, carried by Representative Dayman Hochman-Vigil, and supported by a team of others to prohibit non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment settlement agreements, thus protecting the voices of victims, and preventing future abuses. The legislation passed through the NM Legislature in a 30 day session, having received the support and message of the Governor.
September 16 – Speaks on use of visual evidence to demonstrate liability and damages at the Advocacy 360, Las Vegas, NV, seminar “The Art and Science of Injury Cases.“
September 4 – Santa Fe New Mexican reports comments regarding Whistleblower Protection Act lawsuit against NM HSD.
August, 2019: Best Lawyers of America Announcement: Allegra Carpenter selected by her Albuquerque peers as the “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 for her specialty representing Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Litigation. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with this designation.
July 23 – Appointed by Governor Lujan Grisham to serve a four-year term on the New Mexico Insurance Nominating Committee.
July – Invited to address AAJ Products and Consumer Group members regarding visual litigation strategy (AAJ Annual Conference, San Diego)
August, New Mexico Bar Association Annual Convention, speaker on topic of starting and maintaining a law firm.
October, Arizona Association for Justice, Annual Conference, Advanced Trial Advocacy.
October, NMTLA – Using Exhibits at Deposition and Trial
July – American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Boston MA – “Use of Exhibits, PowerPoint, Boards, and Video in Opening Statements”
August – Inner Circle of Advocates, Greenbrier Convention – Spoliation of Evidence”
February – American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention Boca Raton, FL – “Discovery and Spoliation Issues” (Premises Liability and Inadequate Security Litigation Track)
November – Vermont Association for Justice, Power of Thinking Visually
November, NMTLA – Ethics: Settling the Multi-Plaintiff Case
September, NMTLA “Where do you find your rules?” (as part of Speaking to the Jury Seminar)
June, NMTLA Evidence and Mock Trial – “The Spectrum – Visual Aid to Demonstrative Evidence”
September, NM Black Lawyers Association, “Use of Basic Electronic Demonstrative Devices”
April, NMTLA, “There’s No School, Like the Old School – Contemporary Lessons from United Nuclear v. General Atomic“
Pre – 2010
May, 2009, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, “Showing the Story: Fine Tuning Your Advocacy with Presentation Graphics”
April, 2008, NMTLA – Annual Tort Update: “Hot Discovery Issues – Moral Underpinnings of Resisting Confidentiality Orders”
2006-2007, authored Amicus Curiae brief supporting NM Convenience Store Regulations under challenge by the NM Petroleum Marketers Association. The NM Court of Appeals decision upholding the regulations can be seen here.
June, 2006, NMTLA – Presenting Scientific Evidence
April, 2006 – Federal Criminal Defense Practitioner, sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts – Train the Trainers, Effective Use of Powerpoint in the Courtroom (Plenary Session)
February, 2005, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, “Be Graphic”
July, 2004, New Mexico Victim Advocacy, “Civil Justice”
January, 2004, NMTLA Panel: Secrets on Overcoming Insurance Industry Tactics
November 2004, NMTLA – Practical Problems in Ethics and Professionalism (Lawyer Ethics Panel)
June, 2003, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, PowerPoint Primer
March, 2003, NMCDL – “Courtroom Persuasion” (21st Century Trial Techniques)
September, 2002, NMTLA “Nursing Home Litigation (Program Chair and Presenter)
July, 2002, National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA), Deposition College (Faculty)
May, 2002, Cook County Public Defenders, Gave 2-day training to capitol crimes division on use of visuals at trial
April, 2001, New Mexico State Bar Solo and Small Firm Practioners, Trial Graphics
January, 2001, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Santa Fe, Use of Graphics Training Seminar
November, 2000 , NMTLA – Seeing is Believing – Computers in Everyday Practice (Program Chair)
May, 1999 – New Mexico Survivors of Homicide, 3rd Annual Convention – “Wrongful Death Suits)
February, 1999, NMTLA – “Using Technology to Effectively Communicate”