Mary Ann Burmester

Mary Ann Burmester

NM Divorce & Custody Law, LLC



Washington & Lee University School of Law 1987

Admitted to Practice

NM 1989

AAML Position(s) Held

  • Mountain States Chapter President 2018

Legal Organizations

  • Current positions:
  • Family Law Section (State Bar of New Mexico):  Chair 2014 and member of the annual Family Law Institute Planning Committee Elder Law Section (State Bar of New Mexico):  Chair 2014 and member of CLE planning committee.
  • Select prior positions
  • University of New Mexico School of Law-Co-Adjunct Professor (with Virginia Dugan) Advanced Drafting in Family Law, spring semester  2012 New Mexico Women’s Bar Association-President 2003
  • Vice-President 2002
  • former Board member 1998-2003 American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Member of Council 2004-2005 Chair of Leadership Conference 2001 Chair of Family Law Core Group early 2000s Chair of Member Training Committee & author of the Leadership Training Handbook for the section 2002 Member of the Corporate Sponsors committee, Long-Range Planning committee, Programs & CLE committee, and Chair-Elect planning group for Karen Mathis (Section Chair 2002-2003).

CLE Presentations

  • Annual Family Law Retreat, Taos, NM (April 2014)-“Jurisdiction, Venue & Service of Process-Let’s All Get on the Right Page” NBI, Albuquerque, NM (June 2013)-presented on “Child Custody Procedures:  Form by Form” Annual Family Law Retreat, Denver, CO (April 2013)-presented on “Business Valuations of Family-Owned Small Businesses” State Bar of New Mexico CLE at Sea (September 2012)-co-presenter on “Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements:  What’s Love Got to Do with it?” Annual Family Law Retreat, Chicago, IL (April-2012)-presented on “Rule 123 Financial Disclosures and Miscellaneous Judicial Procedures/Preferences” Family Law Institute, Albuquerque, NM (October 2011)-panel speaker on “Boomer Concerns:  The Health Care Gap, Long Term Care, and Financial Concerns Later in Life” DNA People’s Legal Services Annual conference, Ganado, AZ (July 2010)-conducted CLE on QDRI Basics State Bar Annual Convention, Ruidoso, NM (July 2007)-presented CLE on Bankruptcy and Elders

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