New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
An experienced attorney in New Mexico, Kathleen (Kathy) Love represents members of the community in cases against corporations, health care companies, and government agencies. Attorney Kathy Love balances her role as a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, with her position as president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA).
Among its many resources and programs, the NMTLA publishes a variety of informative texts, including the Litigation Series. The Association issued the third and most recent edition of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Litigation Series in 2015.
For the third edition, the authors gathered information and forms related to a wide range of general practice areas, such as medical malpractice, workers compensation, and products liability. Available in pdf format, the latest edition of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Litigation Series also includes links to interactive documents.
The NMTLA additionally maintains a bi-monthly journal for members that highlights important settlements and verdicts, while providing expert analysis on the latest issues in the field. The NMTLA journal is the sole legal journal in New Mexico that comprehensively reviews federal and New Mexico court decisions at appellate and trial levels.
Mexican Gray Wolves
Kathy Love, an attorney practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, earned her juris doctor from the DePaul University College of Law in 1995. A peer-nominated Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer, attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love was a founding member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, which is fighting to conserve the Mexican gray wolf.
Though the Mexican gray wolf is symbolic of the Wild West, its numbers are precariously low. Estimates suggest that only 50 are left roaming the wild.
The Mexican Gray Wolves: Share the Land campaign is an effort by the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance to educate citizens on the importance of a complete ecosystem in which wolves, just like all other animals, are safeguarded, while advocating for increased release sites for the animals.
One of the ways Share the Land raises awareness around the plight of the wolves is through the Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp. This full-color stamp measures 4.5 by 5.5 inches and is a collectible sold exclusively by the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.The proceeds from the stamp sales help fund the fight for additional release sites for the wolves and to educate the citizens on the benefits of a balanced ecosystem.
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Employed as an attorney and partner at Albuquerque, New Mexico’s McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, LLC, Kathy Love represents people who are taken advantage of by profit-driven businesses. Dedicated to helping others in and outside of the practice, attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love is a founding member and belonged on the board of directors for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.
Established in 1997, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance seeks to protect and restore the wild lands and wilderness found in New Mexico. The nonprofit does this by offering federal wilderness designations. With members that include scientists, tribal and religious leaders, ranchers, and individuals who live in the state, the organization raises public awareness on numerous issues.
To keep its members up-to-date on important issues pertaining to New Mexico, the organization hosts special events throughout the year. A recent event was the showing of the documentary Mountainfilm on Tour. The educational and inspirational event highlighted themes connected to exploring cultures, promoting adventure, and preserving environments, particularly the four-day Telluride Mountainfilm festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend.
Emerge New Mexico
An accomplished attorney based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathy Love currently represents criminal and civil clients as a partner in the firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA. In addition to her work as an attorney, Kathy Love is active in charitable organizations such as Emerge New Mexico, which encourages and supports women in running for public office.
Dedicated to helping more Democrat women win elections, Emerge New Mexico operates a comprehensive training program for women across diverse communities and age ranges. The program’s unique curriculum touches on topics such as public speaking, campaign strategy, and fundraising, as well as technology and media.
The seven-month training is open to any registered, female Democrat who has demonstrated a commitment to responsible political leadership. Selection criteria include the ability to inspire and unite diverse groups in pursuit of a common goal and a proven record of community or workplace involvement. Up to 25 women are selected for the annual program.
Fence Removal Project
As an attorney and partner at the civil practice McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PC, found in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathleen “Kathy” Love represents clients against healthcare providers and companies. Dedicated to helping those in her community, attorney Kathy Love is a founding board member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.
A nonprofit environmental organization, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance strives to protect, restore, and respect the wild areas found in this Southwestern state. It provides administrative and federal wilderness designations to ensure the protection of New Mexico’s wild lands.
The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance hosts events throughout the year for the public to help preserve the wild lands. One event, which occurred on September 12 and 13, 2015, was the Valles Caldera Fence Removal Project. Held in conjunction with the local Boy Scouts of America troops, the project helped protect public lands and taught volunteers about conservation ethics. The project focused on the Valles Caldera National Preserve located in the Jemez Mountains; volunteers removed fencing to increase access, decrease impact on wildlife, and celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.
Kathleen “Kathy” Love, attorney with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, has practiced civil law for more than 20 years. In addition to assisting her clients in both civil and criminal capacities, attorney Kathy Love is a founding board member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NMWA).
As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and respect of New Mexico’s wildlife and lands, NMWA spearheads a number of campaigns to raise awareness regarding specific issues affecting the area. Currently, NMWA is focusing advocacy on a well-known symbol of the Southwest. The Mexican Gray Wolves: Share the Land campaign is dedicated to protecting the dwindling population of gray wolves within the area.
The organization explains that there are approximately 50 Mexican gray wolves known to be surviving in the wilderness. With the Mexican Gray Wolves campaign, the NMWA hopes to increase the number of wolf-release sites in the Gila region of New Mexico. The Mexican gray wolf, known as an apex predator and keystone species, is an integral part of the wild lands in this area, as they help to control the population of elk and deer herds. While their numbers in the wild were once in the thousands, hunting incentives were placed on Mexican gray wolves in the early 20th century due to the influence of the livestock industry in the area.
To promote awareness, NMWA sponsors backpacking trips to keep locals informed about the plight of these animals. Additionally, volunteers and staff maintain surveillance of the wolves through strategically placed cameras in the woods. NMWA also has raised concerns and lawsuits regarding current policy, which prevents the prosecution of individuals who hunt known endangered species. As part of its campaign to protect the gray wolf, the organization also sponsored the 2015 Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp Contest, which invited participants to design stamps sold as fundraising efforts for programs supporting the species.
An attorney and partner in the civil practice of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2000, Kathleen “Kathy” Love represents clients in lawsuits against health care providers and large corporations. Active within the profession, attorney Kathy Love is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, among other noteworthy organizations, and currently serves as the president of the organization.
The New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association offers its members resources to better serve their clients and to be successful in the courtroom. It also provides members with a list serve to share information, networking opportunities, continuing legal education (CLE) programs, and legal research databases.
Members have an opportunity to participate in Association-sponsored events throughout the year. One such event is the annual membership meeting and luncheon. Held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel on June 26, 2015, the meeting included the executive director’s report, a report by the nominating committee, and the election of the board. It also included remarks by Kathy Love, the incoming president.