After years of pushing for a more diverse bench of judges, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Maria De la Pena is on track to become one of the most diverse judges in the state's history, according to a new report by the California Attorney General. The new judge, who is from New Mexico and whose father was born in Argentina, will be the first female judge on the Santa Clara County Court of Appeals, alongside acting Judge John Salazar. She will serve a six-year term, which begins in January with her first term, and she will fill the vacancy left by former judge Ariadne Ari Symons, who retired in May after facing heavy public criticism in May for her role in a sexual assault case.
Before joining the Santa Cruz County Court of Appeals in early 2019, she worked for three years for the New Mexico Department of Environmental Protection as a senior prosecutor in the attorney general's office. Before joining the private sector, she worked as an assistant attorney general in the New York Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Lara worked for two years for presiding judge Barbara Vigil of the New Mexico Supreme Court during her law school studies. After completing his legal career, he worked for the New York State Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court in New Orleans. He is currently a member of the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office and represents both private and public clients.
Representative environmental customers include a number of leading energy companies operating in New Mexico. Mr. Wechsler has represented clients on a wide range of environmental, health and safety issues, as well as civil liberties and civil liberties issues.
The legal services also offer an evaluation form, which asks for the satisfaction of the clients with the lawyer. Since 1988, the service has been helping the public find qualified attorneys in Santa Cruz, New Mexico and other parts of the United States and Canada. The law firm is insured against medical errors and is subject to the same requirements as other law firms in the state. Many prisoners are specialists in criminal law or have demonstrated otherwise.
Thirty-seven Catholic schools in New Mexico listed below and more than 225 parishes are administered by the Catholic Diocese of Santa Cruz, the largest diocese in the United States and the second largest in Mexico.
The education sector is the second largest employer in New Mexico, with more than 1,500 employees in the public and private sectors. EspaA (tm) la Public Schools are the largest public school system in Santa Cruz County and the largest school district in the state. Julia holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Lara received her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Northern New Mexico College, where she graduated with honors in 2010. In addition to a new library and school of education, NorthernNew Mexico College is expanding and improving its facilities and buildings.
A New Mexico native who grew up in cities across the country, Pena said he moved to Santa Cruz County in the early 1990s after studying law at the University of California at Berkeley. Although he says he lived and practiced law in New York, where he met his wife Janet Gellman and they grew up, it was the year that SantaCruz County was so devastated, he said.
To protect their territory, the Spanish developed a plan to settle in Santa Cruz County and other parts of New Mexico, New York, California and Texas.
Genizaro of Taos, who had many relatives in the area of Chimayo, became the rebel governor. He declared independence from the Spanish and declared Santa Cruz County the capital of New Mexico and New York.
A man of independent wealth who married Hernan Cortez's granddaughter received royal permission to colonize New Mexico. He traveled with a group of men led by the conquistador Don Juan De Onate to what is now Mexico (then New Spain) and what is now northern New Mexico. They traveled as far as Taos and marveled at the Pueblo Indian dwellings. For eight years they wandered through the desert, crossing southern New Mexico before returning to Mexico in 1836.
Under Spanish rule, the inhabitants of Acoma Pueblo rebelled against Spanish rule by killing the New Mexico governor and his advisers. On the eve of this rebellion, a mass was held in Santa Cruz by the Chimayo Truchas, who many consider the leaders of the penitential movement and instigators of the revolt. After killing Governor Perez and some of his advisers, they staged a revolt that temporarily overthrew the government.
When New Mexico gained statehood in 1912, huge tracts of land were fenced off for local grazing, irrigation, and timber harvesting. Hispanic villagers, many of whom were involved in land-grant speculation, organized to take the land away from them.