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New Mexico Legal Aid’s Volunteer Attorney Program

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Volunteer Attorney Program
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Kathy Love, an accomplished attorney, has been a partner since 2000 with the Albuquerque, New Mexico, law firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love. She represents ordinary citizens who have suffered from the profit driven actions of corporations, insurancec companies and hospitals. When she isn’t busy at the firm, Kathy Love supports the charitable activities of organizations like New Mexico Legal Aid.

A civil, legal-advocacy nonprofit, New Mexico Legal Aid is dedicated to helping individuals from disenfranchised and low-income communities secure necessary legal services. A key component of the legal aid organization’s ongoing operations is its Volunteer Attorney Program (VAP).

A statewide network of volunteer attorneys and other skilled workers in the field of law, the VAP strives to meet the civil justice needs of all New Mexico residents, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. The VAP works in close partnership with multiple public and private associations and institutions, including the State Bar of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico School of Law, the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice, and various local pro bono committees in the judicial district. In addition to finding representation for clients in court cases, the VAP provides individual legal counseling and spreads awareness through legal fairs held regularly in the community.


Equal Access to Justice – Helping People

A partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, Kathleen “Kathy” Love has worked as an attorney since 1995. In addition to her work as a civil practice attorney, Kathy Love is also a member of the American Association for Justice and supports the New Mexico-based Equal Access to Justice (EAJ).

Established in 1988, the nonprofit organization Equal Access to Justice is committed to providing civil legal help to New Mexicans in need. Comprised of the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, New Mexico Legal Aid, Law Access New Mexico, and DNA—People’s Legal Services, the organization has raised more than $3 million in support for cases on tribal issues, consumer issues, and water rights, among other issues, since its founding.

Supported primarily by individual donations, EAJ encourages legal professionals to fund pro bono initiatives, provides grants for low-income civil legal services, and raises public awareness for its services. Significantly, civil legal aid has been shown to save public money, as it helps improve the lives of those in need and reduce the amount spent on assistance programs and health care. EAJ also helps people understand and engage in federal programs like SNAP and supplemental security income.

NARAL Pro-Choice Exposes Manipulation in CPCs

Kathleen (Kathy) Love, an attorney based in New Mexico, has a small firm of 5 women partners. In addition to her professional responsibilities as an attorney at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA., Kathy Love is an active member of several organizations dedicated to protecting safety and civil rights in the community. She was a board member and President of the New Mexico chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

NARAL Pro-Choice America exists as an advocacy group supporting reproductive freedom within the United States. Broken down into state-specific chapters, the organization works to advance ideas and laws that support privacy and choice, as well as provide a valuable resource to provide awareness to state residents regarding possible changes.

In line with the purpose of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the state-specific chapters provide crucial, readily-available information to residents. The New Mexico chapter of the organization easily down the current laws enforced within the state. Categorized into “Anti-Choice Laws” and “Pro-Choice Laws,” briefs provide information regarding regulation of abortion providers, emergency contraception, and insurance coverage, among others.

In one of its most recent campaigns, NARAL Pro-Choice America is focusing on exposing crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) staffed by anti-choice volunteers. The organization reports that such CPCs use deception to mislead patients and focus on manipulation of women, most notably in cases of unintended pregnancies. To uncover these facilities, the organization undertook a variety of measures, including releasing reports of nationwide CPCs, removing deceptive CPC ads from popular search engines, and providing documents from specific CPCs that show misleading information. Other efforts reached college campuses across the country and addressed tactics such as the manipulation of search engines.

NARAL Pro-Choice America’s official website, http://www.prochoiceamerica.org, provides multiple ways interested individuals can educate themselves to both avoid these types of centers, as well as raise awareness through social media and in their communities.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Kathleen Love has a passion for justice and is committed to serving the needs of those whose rights have been violated, particularly by the government and large corporations. As a partner at the firm of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., in Albuquerque, Kathy Love has been peer-rated as AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell service. To stay current with developments in her field, Ms. Love maintains membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

The goals of the NACDL are to protect due process, enhance the integrity of defense attorneys, and encourage a fair justice system. To further this mission, the NACDL offers its members quality continuing legal education in a variety of formats. These instructional events attract nationally-known faculty and cover a wide range of subjects.

NACDL seminars bring members together with legal experts, judges, and defense counsel, on topics ranging from forensic science to white-collar crime to trial skills. The organization also utilizes DVDs, audio CDs, and on-demand video to teach members. NACDL offers an app for Android and iPhones which lists upcoming teaching events.

The NACDL sells copies of many vital government publications and reference materials in book form, or on CD-ROM. Overnight shipping is available for these products.

Wedding Options at the San Francisco City Hall

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San Francisco City Hall
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Kathleen “Kathy” Love is an attorney and partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based law firm. Rated a Best Lawyer in America, Kathy Love has been married to her husband, who is also an attorney, for over 10 years. They were married in the San Francisco City Hall.

The San Francisco City Hall, which is where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married, is known locally as the People’s Palace. Completed in 1915, the city hall was designed by Arthur Brown, Jr. and is located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. Celebrations such as weddings can be held in the venue’s rotunda, grand staircase, balconies, and north and south courts.

The city hall hosts both one-hour and two-hour long weddings. One-hour weddings are designed for couples in search of an affordable event and take place at the Mayor’s Balcony or a gallery on the fourth floor. Up to 100 guests can be accommodated at those venues. Two-hour events can be held at the city hall’s rotunda and accommodate up to 200 guests.

For additional information on the venue, visit www.sfcityhallevents.org/.

The San Francisco Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival pic

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
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Attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love currently serves as a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kathy Love is married to another attorney, whom she wed in San Francisco the same weekend as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a free event that features more than 90 musical performances on seven stages. The event, which has been named one of the “Things You Must Do in the Bay Area” by SF Gate, is held October 6th and October 7th each year.

In addition to the numerous bluegrass performances, over 50 food and drink vendors attend the festival to sell their products. Attendees can also bring their own food and drinks, as well as chairs, blankets, coolers, and cameras. Moreover, the entire event is family-friendly, and a child-specific program is held Friday morning until noon.

Additional information on the festival, including an FAQ, can be found at www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2017/info/.

AAJ Teams Up with Other Groups to Prevent Distracted Driving


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American Association for Justice
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An experienced civil attorney based in New Mexico, Kathleen “Kathy” Love serves as partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA. In conjunction with her work as an attorney, Kathy Love is a member of the American Association for Justice.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently partnered with other like-minded organizations to sponsor a nationwide awareness campaign called, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted.” Along with Students Against Drunk Driving and End Distracted Driving, AAJ invited teenagers across the country to submit videos and memes that highlight the dangers of distracted driving.

The campaign featured several categories for submission. Videos and memes could target the role of friends in preventing distracted driving, the negative social stigmas associated with the practice, the selfish nature of distracted driving, and the role that parents and siblings play. Several celebrities took part in the effort to judge entries and determine which ones were the best. Notable judges included Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek and ESPN personality Nikky Williams, among others.