American Academy of Pediatrics
Albuquerque attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love shares a love of sports with her husband and son, Xavier. The three love watching all sports, but the house rule is that Xavier will never play football because of the risk of head injury. Kathy Love’s concern is well-founded. In the fall 2015 season, 11 high school students died playing football.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found that tackle football increased the likelihood of concussions and catastrophic injuries, and that eliminating tackling from the sport would reduce the incidence of these injuries. Instead of recommending the elimination of tackling, however, the AAP suggested an increase in adult supervision, instruction in proper tackling procedures, and neck strengthening exercises. These recommendations were made despite the fact that no systematic evidence shows that safer tackling techniques reduce the incidence of concussions. Tackle football has become the norm for high school teams, but many feel the risk of head injury is too great to expose young people.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Albuquerque-based attorney Kathleen Love practices with the law office of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love. Like the other attorneys at her practice, Kathy Love focuses on protecting vulnerable people in the Albuquerque community. Alongside her duties as an attorney, Kathy Love supports women in Albuquerque and New Mexico at large through her local support of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is a national organization of men and women who have come together to protect a woman’s right to make choices about her own reproductive care. Members work tirelessly to protect and expand reproductive freedom through the political process.
NARAL organizes state-by-state, working collaboratively to lobby Congress, elect lawmakers who share pro-choice values, and fight against those who would attempt to take freedoms away from American women.
One of the organization’s current efforts involves fighting back against some of Planned Parenthood’s most recent attackers, such as Representative Marsha Blackburn. The Republican from Tennessee recently issued subpoenas that prevent fetal tissue research. These policies hinder scientific progress and jeopardize the careers and lives of American scientists engaged in legal research.
To support this cause or learn about the other ways NARAL Pro-Choice America fights for reproductive freedom, visit www.prochoiceamerica.org/get-involved/take-action.html.
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.