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Court of Appeals

Tribunal de Apelaciones

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Name: Judge Julie J. Vargas
Address: New Mexico Court of Appeals, 2211 Tucker NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-841-4650
Mailing Address: 2211 Tucker NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Biography: Judge Julie Vargas was elected to the New Mexico Court of Appeals in 2016. Judge Vargas graduated from Brown University in 1990 with a degree in English Literature and History. She received her J.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1993, where she served as an editor of the New Mexico Law Review. Before joining the Court, Judge Vargas spent 23 years in private practice representing clients in business, commercial, and real estate litigation matters. She served as the co-chair of the State Bar of New Mexico’s Ethics Advisory Committee, was a member of the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board, as well as a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners.

Judge Vargas was born and raised in Old Town in Albuquerque. She has served on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, volunteered for the Run for the Zoo, and rappelled down a 16-story building to raise money for Special Olympics New Mexico.
Clerkship Opportunities: Judge Vargas is presently accepting law clerk applications for the term beginning September 2021. If interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume, law school transcript, at least two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to the mailing address above. The position will remain open until filled.

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