Prosecutors Section

The State Bar of New Mexico Prosecutors Section shall be to:

A. sponsor CLE programs for the Bar in matters of interest to prosecutors;
B. advance the professional interests and competence of prosecutors;
C. provide background expertise to government officials in New Mexico on matters related to the subject areas of the Section; and
D. represent the view of the lawyers of the Section to the legislature, the Bar and the public.

Annual Prosecutors Section 2018 Awards

The Prosecutors Section recognizes prosecutorial excellence through its annual awards. For 2018 the Section aims to identify a Prosecutor of the Year awardee representing each of the following regions of New Mexico: NE – 4th, 8th, and 10th Judicial Districts; SE – 5th, 9th and 12th Judicial Districts; NW – 1st, 11th (Divs. 1 & 2) Judicial Districts; SW – 3rd, 6th, 7th Judicial Districts; Central – 2nd, 13th Judicial Districts.
 
Among the information the Section will consider in making its selections are the following:
· Impact of the prosecutor’s work on the community
· Coordination with law enforcement, including training in the prosecution of case(s)
· Best litigated case(s) (refers to the quality of the presentation)
· New approach or legal theory used in the prosecution
· Case management (refers to process used to manage a large quantity of cases)
· Any other exhibition of excellence related to prosecutorial duties
 
Please send a nomination letter via traditional or e-mail with the name and contact information of the nominee, the region that person represents, and the reasons why you believe the individual should receive the award to:
 
Devin H. Chapman
Special Prosecutor
Criminal Division
Office of Superintendent of Insurance
6200 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 130
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Facsimile (505) 433-2458
devin.chapman@state.nm.us
 
Nominations may be made by anyone and additional letters of support are welcome. The deadline for nominations is noon on October 5, 2018.