Judge Sylvia LaMar with Los Alamos Democratic Party Chair Mike Wheeler and Party Secretary Carlotta McInteer. Photo by Carl Newton
New Mexico’s 1st Judicial District Judge Sylvia LaMar spoke at the monthly meeting of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos March 21.
LaMar discussed her judicial docket, which includes hearing domestic cases each Wednesday in the district courtroom of the Los Alamos Justice Center.
Before she was appointed by Gov. Susanna Martinez last November, LaMar practiced domestic relations and personal injury law in Santa Fe for many years.
Following her appointment, she closed her practice and brought her office manager with her to help her work through a load of more than 1,200 active cases.
To get up to speed with her new responsibilities, she shadowed Judge Glenn Ellington in the Santa Fe Courthouse.
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to changes to local party wards and County rules not covered by state party rules.
Local Democrats will hold their convention beginning at 7p.m., Wednesday in Fuller Lodge at which members of each of the new wards will elect officers.