Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space

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Outpost Performance Space
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An Albuquerque-based attorney practicing habeas corpus law, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is committed to criminal defense and protecting constitutional rights. Outside of his practice, Geoffrey Scovil supports many local Albuquerque institutions, including Outpost Productions, offering a unique art space and performance venue in the middle of the city.

A nonprofit arts organization, Outpost Productions has entertained Albuquerque for almost 30 years at the downtown Outpost Performance Space. With over 100 performances each year, the space hosts a variety of mediums, from concerts and theater to poetry readings and visual art exhibits.

For young people, the Outpost offers educational programs tailored to skill level and interest. These programs include jazz courses, youth opera programs, and Latin music courses, among others. Kids are able to perform what they have learned throughout the year, and the cost of attending these courses is often waived, thanks to donations.

In addition, the Outpost offers the Inpost Artspace, which has shown the work of over 300 New Mexico artists since 1996.

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Reduced-Fee Estate Planning From the Senior Citizens’ Law Office

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Estate Planning
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Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney Geoffrey Scovil works as a solo practitioner who focuses on habeas corpus law. In this capacity, he protects the constitutional rights of his clients and handles such matters as improper sentencing. Outside of work, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil supports Albuquerque-area organizations such as the Senior Citizens’ Law Office.

Since 1983, the Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO) has been providing legal assistance to seniors at least 60 years old. The organization also provides estate planning services at a reduced rate. These include helping clients with simple wills, uncontested probates, and “transfer on death” deeds. The organization also offers powers of attorney for financial and health care decisions.

SCLO’s estate planning services are available to seniors living in the New Mexico counties of Valencia, Torrance, Bernalillo, and Sandoval. Simple wills cost $200 for a single person or $300 for a couple, and can be accompanied by a specific will bequest, minor’s trust, or transfer on death deed (TODD) revocation for $25 each. TODD services are available for $100 each, as are quitclaim deed with estates.

Individuals under the age of 60 or living outside of the four counties served by SCLO can still receive estate planning services from the organization. However, the cost of wills increases to $260 for a single person and $360 for a couple, while TODD and quitclaim deed services rise to $150. SCLO also charges these individuals for powers of attorney, cremation forms, and probate services.

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Fights for the Mexican Gray Wolf

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New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico, defends clients in a wide variety of cases. Aside from his work, Geoff Scovil supports the Albuquerque-based New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NMWA), which is fighting to save the Mexican gray wolf from the brink of extinction.

The NMWA’s Share the Land campaign is dedicated to educating, uniting, and motivating people to help save this wolf. Aside from their beauty, Mexican gray wolves are an important part of the Southwestern United States’ ecosystem.

When the population was high enough, the wolves played a key role in regulating the size of ungulate animals like deer and elk, whose herd sizes grow to unhealthy numbers without these predators to keep them in check. Unfortunately, the Mexican gray wolf population is not at healthy levels, with only around 50 of them surviving in the wild.

To help raise awareness and funds for the Mexican gray wolf, the NMWA annually releases a new stamp featuring the creature. Designed by a different artist each year, the 4.5-inch-by-5.5-inch stamps sell for $20 apiece, with proceeds going directly to the NMWA’s Mexican gray wolf conservation efforts. To learn more about the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and Mexican gray wolves, visit www.nmwild.org.

The Outpost Jazz Education Program

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Outpost Performance Space
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Geoffrey Scovil is an Albuquerque attorney. Formerly an attorney for the Law Office of the Public Defender, Geoffrey Scovil now focuses on private practice in criminal defense and habeas corpus law. Geoff Scovil is a dedicated supporter of the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque.

A nonprofit performing arts center, the Outpost Performance Space relies on the support of its members and the community. Formed in 1988, Outpost Productions brings a variety of talent to its stage, including poets, visual artists, and jazz and classical musicians.

The Outpost also offers an educational course called the Outpost Jazz Education Program. Started in 1996, the program provides 30 weeks of classes to students age 10 and older who demonstrate interest and ability.

So far, more than 2,000 students have benefited from the jazz program’s instruction and assistance. The Outpost also offers the Youth Opera Program, which focuses on the classical side of music. For more information, please visit www.outpostspace.org.

Animal Humane New Mexico Prepares for the Doggie Dash and Dawdle

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Doggie Dash and Dawdle
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Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico is an attorney specializing in Habeas Corpus law. When he is not working, Geoffrey Scovil supports Animal Humane New Mexico, a non-profit animal shelter for dogs and cats. Animal Humane New Mexico is currently preparing for their signature fundraising event, the Doggie Dash, and Dawdle.

The Doggie Dash and Dawdle is a two-fold event featuring a 5k run for the more athletically inclined or a one-mile walk for those looking for a more leisurely pace. The organization’s largest fundraiser, Animal Humane New Mexico expects over 4,500 participants and 2,000 dogs. All of the net proceeds earned from the event go towards the organization’s community programs, or to support their homeless pets, meaning the event benefits both dogs and cats.

This year’s Dash and Dawdle takes place on November 6th between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park. Aside from the run and walk, the event will also feature a Doggie Carnival, and a Barketplace, where guests can shop from rescue organizations and local vendors.

For those who cannot make it in person, but want to support the cause, there is an option to become a Virtual Dasher to help raise funds from home. There is no registration fee and you will gain eligibility for fundraiser prizes.

This year, Animal Humane New Mexico hopes to raise $300,000 through the Doggie Dash and Dawdle. To learn more about the organization or the event, visit www.animalhumanenm.org.

Jazz, Coffee, and Fun at the Outpost Performance Space

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Outpost Performance Space
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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil has run a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1998. Outside of work, Geoffrey Scovil supports Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space.

Outpost Performance Space is a community-based performing arts center. Completely member supported, it provides opportunities for local musicians to be heard and for community members to enjoy and appreciate many forms of art.

Outpost is a safe and family-friendly venue. The alcohol- and smoke-free facility is appropriate for all ages, welcoming audiences both young and old to enjoy coffee and live music. Traditionally filled with jazz and folk performances, Outpost Performance Space now hosts musicians from every genre. The community mainstay also offers music lessons ranging from jazz to opera and frequently features special opportunities for teen musicians.

Young musicians take the stage at Roust the House Teen Performance Nights, which occur almost every month. Audiences get to experience the next generation of music, and teens can take advantage of a supportive and enthusiastic audience. Interested bands can submit a bio and a demo for consideration.

Outpost Productions and the Youth Opera Program

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Educational Programs at the Outpost Performance Space
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Geoffrey Scovil is an attorney working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During his downtime, Geoffrey Scovil supports nonprofit arts organization Outpost Productions, which help the community through their Youth Opera program.

The Outpost Youth Opera program was known as the Santa Fe Opera program, but changed its name in 2009 when it moved to the Outpost Performance Space, the productions’ performance studio.

Its 2016 program featured John Bartlit and Kristen Loree, who taught music and theatre. Children between the ages of 4 and 14 learned to create, rehearse and perform their own original opera. They were taught composition, collaboration, choreography, acting and storytelling.

Sessions for the 2016 program were held on Saturday mornings between March and May, with each of the eight sessions priced at $60.

To learn more about Outpost Productions’ Youth Opera program, visit outpostspace.org.