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  • Oral History of senior lawyers and judges. Videos, transcripts or biographies are available.

    The Oral History Project is directed by the SLD board of directors and is staffed primarily by trained volunteers from the SLD. Videos, transcripts and personal papers are archived at the State Bar Center.


Senior Lawyers Division

Oral History Project

In 2006, the State Bar Senior Lawyers Division authorized the organization of an Oral History Project as a public service endeavor intended to capture for the permanent historical record a picture of the practice of law in New Mexico through the eyes of those who lived it.

Extensive interviews of senior lawyers and judges uncover personal insights often lacking in written documentary sources. Firsthand accounts of important events and experiences, supplemented with personal and anecdotal material for illustration, record each interviewee’s unique relationship and contribution to the subject.

Lawyers and judges to be interviewed are selected on the basis of their age and contributions to New Mexico’s legal history, beginning with those over 80 years of age. Interviewees are encouraged to provide photographs and documents relevant to their histories, and interviews are videotaped in archival quality.

Completed Oral Histories


Video Transcript
Akin, Jackson G.        
Alderete, Rose Marie Ginny Ferrara 6/17/2008
Ashby, Judge Philip R. Kathy Brandt 8/14/2008
Baca, Justice Joseph F. Terry Revo 6/24/2008
Briones, Felix Richard Gerding 12/3/2009
Brown, Florenceruth J.        
Bruin, Jim Richard Rowley 10/16/2009
Butt, Paul L.        
Cheek, William V.        
Civerolo, Richard Kathleen Lebeck 11/3/2007
Darden, William H. Sarah Bradley 8/23/2007
Eastham, John P.        
Ferrara, Virginia Terry Revo 8/30/2007
Franchini, Justice Gene E. Terry Revo 6/28/2007
Hanson, Judge C. Leroy Tom Dawe 10/4/2010
Housman, David G.        
Karelitz, Leon Sarah Bradley 8/24/2007
Kass, Anne Anita Miller 5/13/2009
Keleher, William Bob Simon 7/23/2008
Martin, Robert Arthur        
Moses, Donald B. "Fuzzy" Richard Rowley 3/5/2008
Neal, J.W.        
Norvell, David Tom Dawe 2/19/2008
Parker, Senior Judge James A. Tom Dawe 3/16/2009
Robb, John C. Anita Miller 10/4/2006
Robins, Melvin L. Terry Revo 6/27/2007
Sanchez, Judge Rozier E. Tom Dawe 10/6/2010
Segal, Sylvain        
Skarda, Lynell Richard Rowley 9/27/2007
Sosa, Justice Dan Sarah Bradley 4/22/2008
Sutin, Michael G.        
Taichert, Robert Sarah Bradley 1/10/2008
Thayer, Norman S., Jr.        
Vener, Louis J.        
Wheeler, John C.        





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