Roberta Cooper Ramo, New Mexico Patron Fellow, was presented with ALI’s Distinguished Service Award on May 23rd. The award is given out from time to time to a member of the ALI, who has played a major role in in the Institute for many years, such as an officer, Council member, committee chair or project participant.
Ms. Ramo has been an active ALI member for more than 30 years and in that time served as First Vice President before being elected the first woman President of the Institute in 2008. During her time as President, there were 14 projects completed and 20 initiated. She was also one of the driving forces behind the first-ever Restatement of American Indian Law.
She is currently a Shareholder at Modrall Sperling, in their Albuquerque office. Her practice focuses on arbitration, mediation, business law, real estate, probate and estate planning. In 2015, she received the ABA’s highest award, the ABA Medal, in part due to her service to the ABA as the first woman to serve as president from1995-1996. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
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