LAHS Graduate Jennifer Attrep Takes Oath of Office For 1st Judicial District Court

The Honorable Sarah M. Singleton performs the Investiture Ceremony for Jennifer Attrep to the 1st Judicial District Court as her husband Todd Coberly looks on. Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Attrep, a Los Alamos High School graduate, to the 1st Judicial District Court in July. Attrep, now of Santa Fe, will serve until the end of the year as her appointment fills a new position created when the governor recently signed into law House Bill 141, which established additional judgeships throughout the state. Candidates for this judgeship were not able to run in the June Primary Election because the position wasn’t officially available until May and did not allow enough time for candidates to participate in that election. The Democratic Party has nominated Matthew Wilson, a district judge who lost in the primary election, to appear on the ballot for the position. A nominee from the Republican Party has not yet been announced. Attrep’s legal experience includes civil rights, contracts, securities and other areas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Va. Courtesy photo