Honorable Gary King, Esq.

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New Mexico Attorney General

Gary King is currently the New Mexico Attorney General and perhaps the only current AG in the nation who is also a scientist with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Dr. King maintained a private practice as an attorney and served as a state Legislator before being elected Attorney General in 2006.

Dr. King attended New Mexico State University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.  He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Colorado University at Boulder.  He then attended law school at the University of New Mexico, where he received his J.D. 

Gary served for 12 years in the New Mexico State Legislature.  During 10 years as the Chairman of the Consumer and Public Affairs Committee, Gary used his leadership position to work vigorously on health care, environmental and civil rights issues.

 

Attorney General King has been a long-time active participant in his local community and has given his time and expertise to many statewide positions.  He has served as President of his Rotary Club and Chair of the Manzano District of the Boy Scouts of America.  Gary has served as the Chair of the Legal Services Committee of the New Mexico State Bar Association; as a Domestic Violence Special Commissioner and served as guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children in the Seventh Judicial District.  He was also the Chairman of the New Mexico Mining Commission and served on the Environmental Advisory Board to the Federal Aviation Administration.  Additionally, Dr. King was of counsel with Law and Resource Planning Associates, one of New Mexico’s most respected water and natural resource law firms.

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8:00 a.m.
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8:05 a.m.
Welcome & Greeting
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8:30 a.m.
Advanced Healthcare Directives, Legal Drafting, and Client Counseling
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9:30 a.m.
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10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.
The Rights of Individuals to Health Care Under ACA & State & Federal Law
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12:00 p.m.
The Methodology and Techniques for Treating Cancer Patients at Home
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1:00 p.m.
Enforcement of Rights to Medical Care & Insurance by the Attorney General
Honorable Gary King, Esq., New Mexico Attorney General

2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: The New Age of Insurance and Getting Payments for Health Care – A View From the Trenches
Moderator: Jeff Diamond, Esq.
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3:00 p.m. Break

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