The State Bar Prosecutors Section is soliciting nominations for awards the section will present at the Association of District Attorneys’ Spring Conference to be held May 4–6 in Bernalillo. These awards are meant to honor those prosecutors practicing in New Mexico from local, state, federal and tribal agencies who best represent the spirit in upholding justice in 2010. Nominations may also be made by non-attorneys and non-prosecutors, and we encourage judges and law enforcement personnel to consider nominating prosecutors for these awards.
The five annual award categories are as follows:
Prosecutor of the Year: The nominee must have five or more years of full-time prosecution experience. The nomination should address the individual’s outstanding characteristics, prosecution history, work with the public and contributions to the quality of prosecution and the image of prosecutors.
Law Enforcement Prosecutor: This nomination should address the support and assistance the nominee has provided to law enforcement agencies and his or her commitment of time in assisting law enforcement.
Community Service Prosecutor: This nomination should address the service the nominee has provided to the community and the results of those efforts; e.g., volunteering at rape crisis centers, nursing homes, youth mentorship organizations, etc.
Legal Impact Prosecutor: Along with the nominee’s outstanding character, this nomination should address the significant impact that resulted from the nominee’s efforts in criminal prosecution(s) and the significant and positive impact or effect on the law.
Rookie Prosecutor of the Year: The nominee must have been prosecuting for no more than two years. The nomination should address the nominee’s dedication to criminal prosecution and commitment to making prosecution a career.
In addition, the Prosecutors Section is soliciting nominations for the Homer Campbell Award, dedicated to honoring a prosecutor or prosecution team best exemplifying the pursuit of justice for victim(s) of child maltreatment/abuse.
Nominations should be submitted for receipt no later than April 4 to Michael P. Sánchez, c/o 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, 1000 New York Ave., Suite 101, Alamogordo, NM 88310-6904; fax: (575) 437-2590; or, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The nominees will be presented to a committee for selection.
Past Award Recipients