The state Supreme Court invites New Mexicans to apply to serve on a newly created Commission on Equity and Justice.

The commission will study issues related to bias and inequities in the state’s justice system and promote diversity among judges and judicial employees.

An order issued on Monday formally established the Commission on Equity and Justice as a permanent standing commission of the Supreme Court and outlined the framework of its voting and non-voting membership.

The court earlier this year formed a steering committee, chaired by Justice C. Shannon Bacon, to develop recommendations on the commission’s structure and work.

The court and the steering committee are seeking applicants for the Commission. Applicants should send a letter of interest to Supreme Court Chief Clerk Joey Moya by email to nmsupremecourtclerk@nmcourts.gov, by fax to (505) 827-4837, or by mail to P.O. Box 848, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

Applicants should limit their letters to two pages, indicate which position they are seeking and describe (1) why they wish to serve on the Commission, (2) what they bring to the Commission and (3) their demonstrated commitment or professional experience with diversity, equality, inclusion or anti-racism.

Letters of interest should be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25.

What’s your Reaction?
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0

The Valencia County News-Bulletin is a locally owned and operated community newspaper, dedicated to serving Valencia County since 1910 through the highest journalistic and professional business standards. The VCNB is published weekly on Thursdays, including holidays both in print and online.