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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of New Mexico|
|Station:||Santa Fe, NM|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||10/1/1993 - Present|
|Chief:||2003 - 2010|
|Preceded by:||Santiago Campos|
|Hometown:||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Undergraduate:||University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1975|
|Law School:||University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1978|
Martha Vazquez is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. She joined the Court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Vazquez served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 2003-2010. Prior to appointment Vazquez was a private practice attorney in New Mexico.
Early life and education
Vazquez was a Clerk for Michigan Migrant Legal Services in 1979. Vazquez served as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department until 1981 before entering private practice in New Mexico until 1993.
District of New Mexico
Vazquez was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico by President Bill Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by Santiago E. Campos, as Campos assumed senior status. Vazquez was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 30, 1993 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 1, 1993. Vazquez has served as Chief Judge of the Court since 2003.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of New Mexico
|Magistrate judges||Lorenzo Garcia • Carmen Garza • Lourdes Martinez • Karen Molzen • Robert Scott (New Mexico) • William P. Lynch • Gregory Wormuth • Stephan Vidmar • Steven C. Yarbrough •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|