Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Selection Process for Super Lawyers


Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love brings more than 20 years of legal experience to her role as partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya and Love. Kathy Love’s legal expertise has been recognized by several professional organizations, among them Super Lawyers, a rating service for exceptional attorneys.

Selection for Super Lawyers entails a four-step process. First, individuals become candidates through nomination by a peer or by the Super Lawyers’ research department. If lawyers receive nominations from within their firms, each such nomination must be matched by another nomination from outside the firm. Super Lawyers takes steps to ensure that all nominations are merited.

In the second step, the candidates are evaluated by the research team at Super Lawyers, and in the third step, the candidates undergo peer evaluation by colleagues within their practice areas. The fourth step is final selection, which involves checking each candidate’s licenses and confirming the information within candidates’ profiles. No more than the top 5 percent of lawyers within a state are recognized as Super Lawyers.

To learn more about Super Lawyers and the selection process, visit its website at www.superlawyers.com.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Emerge New Mexico Selects 25 Women Yearly for its Training Program


With several decades of experience in law, attorney Kathy Love works as a partner with the law firm McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love supports Emerge New Mexico, where she is a board member and helps Democratic women run for public office.

Emerge New Mexico identifies and trains women to run for public office, get elected, and seek higher offices. Founded in 2006, Emerge New Mexico spearheads a seven-month training program for potential politicians and has trained more than 1,800 women since its inception.

Each year, Emerge New Mexico seeks 25 self-motivated women who are committed to ethical and effective political leadership. Applicants must live in New Mexico and be registered Democrats. Typically the organization selects its class members by April of each year. Other qualifications include: interest in securing a spot in political office; ability to inspire others; experience of leadership or community involvement; and a desire to establish effective communication networks.