Justice Richard Bosson has announced that he will be retiring this November. He made this announcement towards the end of last week at both the Judicial Conclave and the brown-bag lunch sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar.
Justice Bosson has had a long and distinguished legal career in New Mexico. He graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1969. He worked for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and with the Legal Aid Society in Albuquerque in the early 1970s, and spent a year on a teaching fellowship at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. During this time period he co-authored an article with Steven K. Sanders, “The Writ of Prohibition in New Mexico,” which is essential reading for those interested in extraordinary writ practice before the Supreme Court.
After that he served in the Consumer Protection Division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, and then went into private practice until 1994, when he was appointed to the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He served as an appellate judge on that Court until 2002, when he was elected to the New Mexico Supreme Court.
We wish the very best to Justice Bosson in his retirement, and good luck to his successor, who will have some big shoes to fill.