Judge Fry has had a long and distinguished legal career. She graduated from UNM Law School in 1981, and practiced at two Albuquerque law firms until 1990, when she went into solo practice. Judge Fry was an appellate lawyer before being elected to the Court of Appeals in 2000.
The Bar Bulletin announcement says that the Judicial Nominating Commission will meet in “late January 2016” to interview applicants to replace Judge Fry (when the application deadline is released I will post information here). The Commission will pass on one or more names to Governor Susana Martinez, who will appoint one of them to take Judge Fry’s seat. The newly-appoined judge will have to run in a partisan race during the 2016 general election.
Thanks very much to Judge Fry for her long years of service to New Mexico!