On Friday, June 10, the Appellate Practice Section will be hosting a brown-bag lunch with Chief Judge Michael Vigil of the Court of Appeals. The lunch will begin at noon at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing Tim Atler at email@example.com.
Chief Judge Vigil graduated from Georgetown University Law School in 1976, and served as a staff attorney in the Court of Appeals’ prehearing division from 1976 to 1979. He then entered private practice until his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2003 by Governor Bill Richardson.
My understanding is that Chief Judge Vigil will be the Democratic Party’s nominee for the New Mexico Supreme Court in this year’s general election. He will be challenging Justice Judith Nakamura, whom Governor Martinez appointed to the Supreme Court at the end of 2015.
I’m planning to attend this lunch, and hope to see you there!