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Legislative Council Service Director to be Honored as Public Lawyer of the Year


Albuquerque, N.M.— Paula Tackett will receive the Public Lawyer of the Year Award at 4 p.m., April 30, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Tackett is being honored for her long career in public service that began in 1982 when she joined the Legislative Council Service. She has come to be known as the institutional memory of the legislature and has spent countless hours mentoring attorneys as well as educating law students and the public to enhance open access and knowledge of the legislative process.


A reception will follow. Speakers include Chief Justice Charles Daniels, Chief Deputy Attorney General Al Lama and Dean Kevin Washburn.


The State Bar Public Law Section has given this award on an annual basis since 1996. To view the previous recipients and award criteria, visit


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.