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Archuleta Named Second Judicial District's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Albuquerque, N.M. – In celebration of Pro Bono Week, the 2nd Judicial District Pro Bono Committee held a reception honoring the many attorneys who volunteer to help Bernalillo County’s low-income residents with legal issues. The committee awarded S. Charles Archuleta “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.”

Presenting the award, Committee Co-Chair Judge Nan Nash described Archuleta’s work on pro bono issues as “valiant,” “tireless,” and “compassionate to an extreme.”

“In many ways, this was a very difficult decision for the committee,” Judge Nash said. “All year, we have seen so many lawyers give so much time and energy. People from all areas of the legal community—from large and small firms in private practice and from the legal aid community itself. All have done great work, but Charles has really gone above and beyond what anyone could ask or expect.”

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.