Law Scholarship Golf Classic 2014
Hosted by the UNM School of Law Alumni Association
The event, held June 6 at the UNM Championship Golf Course, benefited the Law School’s full-tuition merit scholarship program. Little, Gilman-Tepper, Batley, & Leigh is proud to participate in this event and help foster a quality education for New Mexico’s future lawyers through the Association’s scholarship program.
“Lawyer’s Lend a helping hand in Family Court”
Pro Se/Pro Bono Settlement Facilitation Day
Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley’s attorneys were among fifty attorneys who volunteered their legal services at the Pro Se/Pro Bono Settlement Facilitation Day held September 20, 2013. This is a day set aside by the Family Law Court in Albuquerque that matches divorcing or divorced couples without legal representation with volunteering attorneys to facilitate their case. The goal isfor all parties to agree to a settlement which a judge will approve. For this event, attorneys Jan Gilman-Tepper, Tiffany Oliver Leigh, and Jennifer deGraauw from the firm volunteered their time for a day of facilitation. The firm participates annually in the settlement facilitation event in our continuing efforts to support the community needs.
U.S.News–Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
This Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of our clients’ impressive feedback, and the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for our firm.
October 12, 2012
Little, Gilman- Tepper & Batley, P.A. is pleased to announce that Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta S. Batley have been selected for inclusion as Best Lawyers in The Best Lawyers in America®. In this year’s publication, Best Lawyers® features Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta S. Batley on the cover and in the cover story. To read the full interview click here.
Jan Gilman-Tepper and Sandra Morgan Little are among the select few attorneys that have been nationally recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for 25 years. Roberta S. Batley has received this distinguished recognition since 2006.
Top Rated Lawyers®
September 28, 2012
As Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rated Lawyers, Partners Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta S. Batley have earned inclusion in the Top Rated Lawyers® publication and listing. The AV Preeminent® rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him/her at the highest level for professional excellence. Just as these women are honored by the distinction, Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, Pa. is proud to have leadership so deserving of this.
The following is a link to the PDF of the New Mexico’s Top Rated Lawyers special advertising supplement distributed in the September 28, 2012 edition of the Albuquerque Journal and The Wall Street Journal.
Divorce Options Workshop
Our own, Tiffany Oliver Leigh, has co-founded and actively participates in The Divorce Options Workshop. Just recently, in the Bar Bulletin Dated June 13, 2012 – Volume 51, no. 24 offers recognition and information:
The State Bar, the Albuquerque Bar Association, the Collaborative Law Practice Group, and the Family Law Section are sponsoring the Divorce Options Workshop. The program has been initiated by divorce lawyers Gretchen Walther, Tiffany Leigh, and L. Helen Bennett to help New Mexicans navigate family court. “We can tell you with certainty,” said Bennett, “that there are better ways that will reduce or eliminate much conflict and cost. “The Divorce Workshop is designed to give people tools and options to avoid the expensive, time-consuming, public, and confusing court process. The workshop will teach people a method that has worked for many sophisticated clients who want peaceful, private, quick divorces. At the first meeting, attorney volunteers will explain legal principles and options and list the decisions participants will need to make. Participants go home, collect documents, and work out what they can. At the second meeting, participants will receive help resolving remaining issues and filling out necessary forms. The workshop will be offered the first Wednesday of each month from 6–8 p.m. at the State Bar Center. The program is free to participants. To register, call 505-797-6097.
We commend Tiffany for her generous time contributions which have helped make this pro bono workshop a true success. If you would like more information or would like to reserve a space, see flyer link above.
2012 American Bar Association Annual Convention
August 15, 2012
Sandra Morgan Little recently represented Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley, P. A. at the American Bar Association Annual Convention in Chicago. She met with top leaders in the legal profession while exploring cutting edge family law issues. There, she also was recognized as a past Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section 1999-2000.
Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley, P. A. Profiled in Albuquerque the Magazine
The Firm was profiled in the July 2012 issue of Albuquerque the Magazine. The theme of the issue featured both financial and legal stories on professionals in Albuquerque.
Tiffany Recognized as a Family Law Specialist
Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley, P.A. congratulates Tiffany Oliver Leigh on being recognized as a Family Law Specialist. This accreditation is earned by time spent on continuing legal education and teaching , substantial skill, and a number of peer reviews by her colleagues. We are proud of you, Tiffany!
Jan Gilman-Tepper is Interviewed in the Bar Bulletin
In the latest in a series of informal interviews conducted by members of the Young Lawyers Division, Jan was interviewed in the July 25, 2012 Bar Bulletin. The interviewer, Jennifer Rodriguez, says of Jan Gilman-Tepper, ” I admire her because she practices family law with genuine optimism and enthusiasm while managing to achieve that elusive work-life balance.” Jan shares her experience as a successful lawyer, mother, and leader while highlighting the deep care she has for her family and work.
To read the full interview Click Here
“Top 9 Current Challenges in Family Law”
Jennifer M. deGraauw presents “Top 9 Current Challenges in Family Law” for the National Business Institute. The National Business Institute facilitates and provides continuing legal Education for Professionals. As a presenter, Jennifer offered other Legal professionals insight on current trends and solutions to potential roadblocks faced in the family law field.
We are moving to new offices within 500 Marquette NW. Find us in Suite 1310.
Our mailing address and telephone numbers will remain the same:
P.O. Box 26717 Albuquerque, NM 87125
T (505) 246-0500
F (505) 246-995www.lgtfamilylaw.com
Happy New Year from Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley!
2011 was quite the year and we thought it would be great to share with you what we have been up to and what we will continue doing in 2012.
Sandra continues to stay extremely busy with her Litigation and Collaborative Practice. This year, Sandra received the very prestigious distinction of having been included in The Best Lawyers in America for 25 years. Sandra continues lecturing both locally and nationally on a variety of family law matters. In June, she attended the number one dispute resolution program in the country, the distinguished Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University.
Jan continues to work with the Albuquerque Bar Association and served as President this year. She was likewise recognized for having been included in The Best Lawyers in America for 25 years. Jan has continued to concentrate on her Collaborative Practice and has extended her practice to serve as a Settlement Facilitator. She regularly lectures at the NM Collaborative Symposium.
Bobbie was chosen for New Mexico Business Weekly’s Best of the Bar 2011 and at the beginning of 2011 she received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer review rating from the organization. Bobbie continues to work in national organizations like the ABA Family Law Section and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Tiffany is serving her fourth consecutive term as a Board Member for the NM Bar Family Law Section and will serve as Chair in 2012. She was also awarded the CLE Crest Award given by the New Mexico Bar Association for the Top Young Lawyer CLE Presentation. Tiffany will continue to serve as the Chair of the New Mexico Collaborative Law Symposium Committee.
Jennifer M. deGraauw is the newest addition to the Firm. Jennifer has been practicing family law for 4 years and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Jennifer is also a trained collaborative attorney and will serve as a Board Member for the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group in 2012. Jennifer’s practice at the firm includes divorce, custody, property division and collaborative family law.
We feel particularly honored that we have “swept the category” of The Best Lawyers in America Family Law Lawyer of the Year in Albuquerque for the first 3 years it has been awarded. It was awarded to Sandra in 2010, Jan in 2011 and Bobbie in 2012!
Roberta S. Batley named Lawyer of the Year
October 4, 2011
Roberta S. Batley has been named by The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” for family law in Albuquerque. The firm’s attorneys have received this award three years in a row with Jan Gilman-Tepper receiving it in 2011 and Sandra Morgan Little in 2010. Congratulations Bobbie!
September 26, 2011
Little, Gilman- Tepper & Batley, P.A. is pleased to announce that Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta S. Batley have been named Best Lawyers in The Best Lawyers in America®. Jan Gilman-Tepper and Sandra Morgan Little are among the select few attorneys that have been nationally recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for 25 years. Roberta S. Batley has received this distinguished recognition since 2006. Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley are all certified Family Law Specialists and Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated Attorneys.
July 26, 2011
Jan Gilman-Tepper has been very active with the Law Access Volunteer Attorney Pool this year! We are very proud of Jan and all of her volunteer work with Family Law in New Mexico.
CLE Crest Award
July 8, 2011
Tiffany Oliver Leigh has received the CLE Crest Award given to the top young lawyer presentation each year. Tiffany received this award for her presentation at the 2011
Collaborative Law Symposium. She will be recognized next weekend at the New Mexico Bench and Bar Conference Annual Meeting at Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe. Congratulations Tiffany!
New Mexico Bar Association Annual Meeting
June 13, 2011
Jan Gilman-Tepper will be speaking July 16th at the New Mexico Bar Association’s Annual Meeting at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe. She will be speaking with Jerome Johnson on the Collaborative Divorce Process.
Our New Website
June 7, 2011
As social media and the internet become more and more popular, we thought it was time to expand our internet horizons and update our website! We hope you enjoy the new colors, content and photos! Be sure to keep checking back as we continue to update our site. Thank you Carristo Creative Consulting for an outstanding job!
Jan Gilman-Tepper to Offer Facilitation Services
June 2, 2011
Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jan Gilman-Tepper is now serving as a Settlement Facilitator in Family Law Matters in addition to her ongoing Collaborative Law Practice. Jan has over 30 years of Family Law experience and has been a leader in Collaborative Family Law. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. Recently, Jan was selected as Albuquerque Family Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America.
Best of the Bar 2011
May 25, 2011
Roberta S. Batley was chosen for New Mexico Business Weekly’s “Best of the Bar” 2011. She will be recognized at the Best of the Bar Reception on June 2, 2011 at Hotel Andaluz and will be recognized for her excellence in Family Law in New Mexico. In 2010 Sandra Morgan Little and Jan Gilman-Tepper were given the same honor.
Southwest Super Lawyers® 2011
May 1, 2011
Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta S. Batley were all chosen for Southwest Super Lawyer’s annual list of the top Attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico. Sandra and Jan have received this recognition since 2007 and Roberta has received it since 2010.
Preeminent Women Lawyers
Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta S. Batley are now listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. This distinguished listing is only given to those women attorneys who have received the highest peer rating of AV from Martindale-Hubbell©