Roberta Batley

New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group

316 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
United States
Office Phone: 505-246-0500
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer

Family Law attorney Bobbie Batley is dedicated to helping her clients get through one of the most trying times of their life with the goal of reaching a better place emotionally and financially post-divorce. Bobbie embraces her cases with a thoughtful passion for each client’s individual needs and concerns. She then works diligently to create the best options for resolving the last chapter of their marriage.

A skilled trial lawyer who brings equal tenacity to the settlement table, Bobbie believes the best way to settle a case is to be prepared for trial. She also values Collaborative Divorce as a powerful option for her clients and offers advanced Collaborative techniques and interest-based negotiation skills.

Bobbie’s commitment to families is evident not only in her case work, but also in the time she spends working with organizations and within the Court system to decrease the animosity in family law and find solutions for families in transition.

The New Mexico native was born and raised in Farmington, and grew up in a family business. This experience gives her an intimate understanding of the dynamics in cases that involve family businesses.

Bobbie is a regular speaker for the ABA Family Law Section and other continuing legal education programs and has lectured nationally on such topics as business valuation, property division, working with expert witnesses, spousal support, trial strategy, and careers in Family Law. She has also authored articles on such topics as Electronic Evidence and The Text Message as Evidence.

Education
•University of New Mexico – Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude
•University of New Mexico School of Law

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law
License(s): Juris Doctor, 1995 ~ ~NM State Bar, 1996 ~ ~Admitted to US District Court for the District of New Mexico, September 1999 ~ ~Admitted to New Mexico State Bar, May 1996

Professional Activities

Participant in Leadership New Mexico Connect Program, 2007 ~ American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow American College of Family Trial Lawyers Diplomate ~Best Lawyers in America since 2006 ~ Southwest SuperLawyer since 2007 ~Board Recognized Family Law Specialist for State of New Mexico since 2004 ~ ~American Bar Association Family Law Section: ~ Member 1998 to present ~ Co-Chair CLE Committee ~ Member CLE Committee 2004 to present ~ Member Nominating Committee 2006-2007 ~ Co-Chair Congressional Relations Committee 2005 to present ~ Co-Chair Membership Committee 2003 to present ~ Vice Chair Alimony Committee 2003-2004 ~ Member Custody Committee 2002- 2005 ~ Member Partners Committee 2002- 2005 ~ Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute May 2001 ~ First Time Attendees Liaison to Section Chair 2003 to present ~ ~New Mexico State Bar Association: ~ Participant in Leadership Training Institute, 2001 ~ Member Nominating Commission for Second Judicial District 2007 ~ ~Young Lawyers Division: ~ Member 1996–present ~ YLD Liaison to Family Law Section 2001–2002 ~ YLD Law Day Call-In Program Participant 1996 to present ~ ~Family Law Section: ~ Co-Chair CLE Committee 2000-2001 ~ Co-Chair Family Law Institute 2001 ~ ~Inns of Court: ~ Four Corners American Inn of Court 1997-1998 ~ Stephen E. Sprague Family Law Inn of Court 1998-2003 ~ ~Albuquerque Bar Association: ~ Member 1998 to present ~ ~New Mexico Women's Bar Association: ~ Member 1998 to present ~ ~SPEAKING EVENTS ~ Speaker, New Mexico Family Law Practice, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM February 20, 2008 ~ ~ Speaker, Is There Anybody Home? Representing the Mentally or Chemically Impaired Client, LEI National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO, January 6, 2007 ~ ~ Speaker, Hot Tips, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, August 7, 2006 ~ ~ Speaker, Ounce of Prevention, Pound of Cure: Critical Financial Mistakes Made in ~Divorce in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM February 21, 2006 ~ ~ Speaker, Careers in Family Law, ABA Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference, San ~Diego, CA, September 28, 2005 ~ ~ Speaker, Hot Tips, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 7, ~2005 ~ ~ Speaker, Divorce from A to Z, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, October 7, ~2004 ~ ~ Speaker, Family Law in New Mexico, National Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM, August 16, 2004 ~ ~ Speaker, Tips and Tactics from the Trenches, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, August 8, 2004 ~ ~ Moderator, Rehabilitative Alimony: From Rags to Riches, ABA Family Law Section Spring CLE Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 1, 2004 ~ ~ Speaker, Transition to Practice, UNM School of Law, Albuquerque, NM, November 21, ~2003 ~ ~ Speaker, Family Law & the Young Attorney, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 7, 2003 ~ ~ Speaker, Alimony Modification, ABA Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 17, 2003 ~ ~ Speaker, Law Office Management & Technology, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 18, 2003 ~ ~ Moderator, Hot Button Visitation Issues, ABA Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 22, 2002 ~ ~ Speaker, Running a Family Law Practice, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 21, 2001 ~ ~ Moderator, Trial Skills for Family Lawyers, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, September 14 and 15, 2001 ~ ~ Speaker, Legal And Mental Health Issues of Children Experiencing Divorce, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM, December 5, 2000 ~ ~PUBLICATIONS ~ Author, Electronic Evidence, ABA Family Law Section, The Advocate, Winter 2007 ~ ~ Author, The Text Message as Evidence, ABA Family Law Section ENewsletter, August 2006 ~

Undergraduate Education

University of New Mexico
Magna cum Laude May, 1992

Professional Education

University of New Mexico School of Law