2019 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs

William D. Slease


William D. Slease is Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the New Mexico Supreme Court Disciplinary Board.  In addition to his duties as Chief Disciplinary Counsel, he serves as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law where he has taught ethics, trial practice skills, and employment law. 

He also chairs the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico’s Proactive Attorney Regulation Committee and the Court’s Lawyer’s Succession and Transition Committee, and he serves on the Court’s Licensed Legal Technicians Work Group which is studying the use of non-lawyer professionals trained to deliver legal services to help bridge the access to justice gap. 

He is a member and a Past President of the National Organization of Bar Counsel, and a member and a Co-Chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.