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Seen and heard...​

  • Author, "Culture Dive," GPSolo Magazine (Spring 2019)

  • Moderator, ABA GPSolo Webinar, "Valuing Your Solo or Small Firm Practice" (December 2019)

  • Panelist, "New Lawyers and Starting a Solo or Small Firm," ABA GPSolo and ABA Mid-Year Meeting, Austin, Texas (February 2020)

  • Speaker, American Inns of Court Webinar: Legal Diversity: Ageism, the Law Firm, and the New Lawyer" (February 2020)

  • Panelist "Starting a Solo Law Practice or Small Firm: A Conversation for Aspiring Young Lawyers" (April 2021)

  • Presenter, State Bar of New Mexico Annual Meeting, "New Mexico Attorney Succession Planning Rules" (July 2022)

  • Moderator, ABA Live Webinar: Lonely Lawyers: The Well-Being Impacts of Isolationism in the Legal Profession (March 2023)

  • Presenter, NM First Judicial District Bar Association, "Professional Attachments" (May 2023)

  • Presenter, "Speaking with all the Letters: Inclusive Intakes for Legal, Financial, and Insurance Professionals" (May 2023)

  • Panelist, ABA GPSolo CLE Webinar: Hanging A Shingle Right Out of Law School (June 2023)

  • Presenter, "Speaking with all the Letters: Inclusive Empathy with Clients and Colleagues," H. Verle Payne American Inn of Court, Albuquerque NM (February 2024)

Deian McBryde, Esq.

Deian McBryde is a family law attorney, mediator, and settlement facilitator, as well as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Tonto Apache Tribal Court of Payson, Arizona.

Before becoming an attorney, Deian worked in business, employee development, technology, and the arts. He owned Nob Hill Yoga and Teaching School, advised large organizations through major operational and cultural transformations as a change management consultant, was an executive for a life-health insurance company, and supervised on-site adult and youth learning programs for Apple Retail in Albuquerque.

Deian has distinguished himself as an advocate for small firm practitioners as a board member and chair of the State Bar of New Mexico Solo and Small Firm Section (SSF) and council member of the American Bar Association's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo). He currently serves as a member of the Governing Council and Technology Chair for the ABA's Center for Innovation and was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2020, to which only 1% of the licensed attorneys in each U.S. state are elected.

Deian promotes attorneys and law students with prior careers through his membership on the Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession and participation in national programs and webinars. In support of law students with prior careers or homemaking experience, Judge McBryde created the McBryde Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Judge McBryde is a US Air Force veteran (peacetime) and a recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. A native of Albuquerque's South Valley, he volunteers at legal clinics to answer legal questions for families and veterans with limited resources and in state court to facilitate solutions for self-represented parties in domestic relations litigation.

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