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Albuquerque Attorney Appointed to 2nd Judicial District Court Bench

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Governor names Jacqueline Flores as replacement for Judge William Lang, who retired

Albuquerque attorney Jacqueline Flores has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to fill a vacancy on the 2nd Judicial District Court bench.

The governor announced Friday the appointment of Flores to replace Judge William Lang, who retired from the District Court in Albuquerque effective July 31.

According to a news release from the Governor’s Office, Flores has had her own practice in Albuquerque since 2000. She previously worked for Frechette & Associates and as an assistant public defender for the state.

The appointment was the 100th judicial appointment by Richardson since taking office in 2003.

“I am confident that Jacqueline Flores will be an excellent addition to one of New Mexico’s busiest courts and I am honored that she is my 100th judicial appointment,” the governor said.