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Al Lama
Program Counsel

Al Lama joined the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in June 2014 as NAAG chief of staff and senior program counsel for the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI). Previously, he served in government law practice in New Mexico for over 25 years.

He received his J.D. degree from the Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Neb., and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. Al began his law career as staff counsel to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. In December 1990, he began working as an assistant attorney general for New Mexico Attorney General Hal Stratton. He served in the administrations of three other New Mexico attorneys general in a variety of capacities. From 2007 to 2014, Al served as chief deputy attorney general for Attorney General Gary King.

Al is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico and the Federal District Court Bar, New Mexico. He served as president of the Public Law Section and as an appointee of the Board of Bar Commissioners to a four-year term on the State Judicial Standards Commission. In 2014, Al was selected as the NM Public Lawyer of the Year by the New Mexico State Bar Association.

Al is a former delegate to South Korea and senior delegate to Turkey for the American Council of Young Political Leaders. He recently completed his tenure as president of the Board of Southwest Care Center, a non-profit health care facility located in Santa Fe, N.M., that serves the health care needs of underserved local communities in northern New Mexico.


Trial Advocacy
Columbia, SC
STARTS: September 29, 2014
ENDS: October 3, 2014

E-Discovery for OAG-FL
Tallahassee, FL
STARTS: September 30, 2014
ENDS: September 30, 2014

Trial Advocacy Training for OAG-NY
Albany, New York
STARTS: October 6, 2014
ENDS: October 9, 2014

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Bel Air, MD
401 Thomas Rund Road
STARTS: October 6, 2014
ENDS: October 6, 2014

Advanced Leadership for OAG-AK
Girdwood, AK
STARTS: October 13, 2014
ENDS: October 13, 2014

Human Trafficking for State Prosecutors: Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
STARTS: October 20, 2014
ENDS: October 21, 2014

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Springfield, MO
Mid States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC)
STARTS: October 20, 2014
ENDS: October 20, 2014

E-Discovery for OAG-GA
Atlanta, GA
STARTS: October 21, 2014
ENDS: October 21, 2014

Motions Practice for OAG-OH
Columbus, OH
STARTS: October 30, 2014
ENDS: October 31, 2014

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Honolulu, HI

STARTS: October 31, 2014
ENDS: October 31, 2014

Management for OAG-OK
Oklahoma City, OK
STARTS: November 4, 2014
ENDS: November 5, 2014

E-Discovery for OAG-AZ
Phoenix, AZ
STARTS: November 13, 2014
ENDS: November 13, 2014

Advanced Trial Techniques and Investigator Training for OAG-MI
Lansing, MI
STARTS: November 17, 2014
ENDS: November 19, 2014

Legal Writing for OAG-CA
Sacramento, CA
STARTS: November 20, 2014
ENDS: November 20, 2014