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Edward L. Chávez

Edward L. Chavez is a Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and a former Chief Justice of the court.

Chavez was born in Santa Fe. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Bill Richardson and has served since March 10, 2003. Justice Chávez graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1978 with a B.B.A. degree. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1981 from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Chavez has served as President of the Legal Aid Society of Albuquerque, Chairman of the UNM Mental Health Center and Chairman of the Supreme Court Disciplinary Board. In addition, he was a member of numerous civic and professional organizations. He has also taught at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and UNM School of Law as an Adjunct Instructor. Justice Chávez is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and he is a Fellow in both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

On 19th of December 2013 he wrote a unanimous opinion in Griego v. Oliver case (regarding same-sex marriages in New Mexico).

External links

  • Official biography from the New Mexico Supreme Court
  • Entry on Judgepedia
  • NNDB profile
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