LWV In-Person Lunch With A Leader Will Welcome New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Shannon Bacon April 20 Via Zoom

New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Shannon Bacon. Photo Courtesy Supreme Court


This month’s League of Women Voter’s community Lunch with a Leader will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in the Fellowship Hall at the Unitarian Church.  Our speaker will be the Chief Justice of the NM Supreme Court, Shannon Bacon. The Chief Justice will attend on Zoom, but there will be no zoom for others.  The meeting will be recorded.  

Chief Justice Bacon was appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court on January 25, 2019, after being recommended by the nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission.  After growing up in Albuquerque, Bacon earned her bachelor’s degree in history at Creighton University in Omaha and her Juris Doctorate at Creighton School of Law.  She then returned to Albuquerque, where she worked as a professor at the University NM Law School and as a civil attorney.

Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Bacon served as a district court judge on the Second Judicial District Court, presiding over cases spanning complex civil litigation, class actions, adult guardianship and conservatorship cases, real estate and contract disputes, election issues, domestic and children’s court cases and appeals.  Justice Bacon was also the Bernalillo County Water and Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Judge and served on numerous commissions and committees as well as on non-profit boards that address the needs of youth experiencing homelessness.