STATE BAR NEWS RELEASE
The State Bar of New Mexico is saddened to hear of the passing of United States District Judge James A. Parker on Sept. 16, 2022 at the age of 85. Upon learning of his passing, State Bar of New Mexico
President Carolyn A. Wolf was quoted as saying, “He was a brilliant jurist and courteous to all who appeared before him.”
As quoted from the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, “Judge Parker will be remembered for his public service within the judiciary, both on the bench handling complex cases and behind the scenes serving on national and local committees. He served on the U.S. Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedures, the Federal Judicial Center Board of Directors, and the Board of the Federal Judges Association. He was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the New Mexico and Albuquerque Bar Associations, and the American Judicature Society. He was a proponent of using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in appropriate cases and was proud of the District of New Mexico’s effective ADR program, crediting the “finest U.S. Magistrate Judges in the nation” with its success. Judge Parker was also a mentor to judges, lawyers, and court personnel and those of us who were privileged to know and work with Judge Parker will always be indebted to him for his inspirational guidance and leadership.”
The State Bar of New Mexico would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family.