Los Alamos County Probate Judge Vacancy: Reminder To Submit Letters Of Interest


Los Alamos County would like to remind individuals interested in the upcoming Probate Judge vacancy to send in their letter of interest by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. No letters have been received yet.

The Council is responsible for filling the vacancy that will be left by current Probate Judge Christine Chandler’s resignation that takes effect Feb. 20, 2016. The successful applicant will fill the unexpired term, which began in 2014 and expires in 2018. Under State law, any qualified person over the age of 18 who is a resident of Los Alamos County may serve. Interested applicants should submit a one or two page letter indicating why they would be interested in serving as Probate Judge.

Letters of interest should be mailed or hand-delivered by the deadline of 5 p.m., Feb. 5 to:

  • County Manager Harry Burgess
  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building
  • 1000 Central Avenue, Suite 350
  • Los Alamos, NM  87544

Candidates who submit a letter will be expected to attend the Feb. 16 Council meeting to respond to questions from the Council about their letter and qualifications. The Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For more information about the duties of the Probate Judge or responsibilities of Probate Court, visit http://www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Pages/ProbateCourt.aspx