February 4th, 2021: Walther Bennett Mayo Honeycutt P.C. is proud to announce that Sarah Bennett has been selected to serve as a commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). New Mexico ULC commissioners are appointed by the governor.
The ULC is a non-partisan group with volunteer commissioners appointed from every state. The organization is tasked with researching, drafting, and proposing laws on subjects for which uniformity across states is necessary or useful. Since its founding in 1892, the ULC has helped to enact interstate acts to improve such diverse areas of the law as commerce, family and domestic relations, real estate transactions, trusts and estates, and alternate dispute resolution.
Ms. Bennett will be joining twelve other notable New Mexican commissioners. Although all commissioners must be lawyers, the majority of New Mexico’s commissions are now active as judges, state senators, and state representatives. As the sole actively practicing lawyer focused on family law, Ms. Bennett’s voice will be an important one: the commission is very active in the creation of uniform laws that impact families. In the past, the ULC has focused legislative attention on statutes including the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act and the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules.
Ms. Bennett previously served on the NM Domestic Relations Rules Committee, a committee tasked with evaluating proposed rules relating to domestic relations in New Mexico and making recommendations to the New Mexico Supreme Court concerning their adoption. During her tenure on this committee, she was instrumental in conforming the Uniform Rule to local procedures and obtaining its adoption by the Supreme Court in New Mexico.
Ms. Bennett continues in her role of partner at Walther Bennett Mayo Honeycutt P.C. where, along with her WBMH partners, she focuses on complex family law cases. WBMH serves New Mexico and out-of-state clients from offices located at 123 E. Marcy Street, Suite 205, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
For more information, please visit www.wbmhlaw.com or contact Amber Macias-Mayo at 505-795-7117.