SANTA FE ― Justice Judith K. Nakamura has been re-elected by her colleagues to serve a two-year term as Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Justice Nakamura has been Chief Justice since June 2017, when she succeeded Justice Charles Daniels to fill the remainder of his term in the position.
The Chief Justice presides over Supreme Court hearings and conferences, and is the administrative authority over personnel, budgetary matters and general operations of all state courts. The Chief Justice also acts as an advocate for the Judiciary on legislation, funding for the courts and other issues.
Justice Nakamura joined the state’s highest court in December 2015. She served as a Second Judicial District Court judge from 2013 until being named to the Supreme Court and was a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court judge from 1998 to 2012.