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Mission & Board Members

The mission of the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners is to:

(1)   investigat[e] the professional qualifications and good moral character of applicants for admission or reinstatement to the bar of New Mexico;   
(2)   prepar[e], arrang[e] for and administer[] examinations for admission to the bar of New Mexico;
(3)   mak[e] recommendations to the Supreme Court with respect to reinstatement or readmission to practice of lawyers who have for any reason withdrawn from the state bar of New Mexico;
(4)   discuss[] with applicants for admission to the bar general problems of purposes, policies and procedures of the bar examination; and
(5)   administer[] these rules and adopt[] its own practices not inconsistent with these rules.

Members of the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners are appointed by the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico.

Howard Thomas, Chair | Albuquerque
Mary Catherine McCulloch, Vice Chair | Albuquerque
Hon. Mateo Page, Treasurer | Moriarty
Hon. Henry Alaniz | Albuquerque
Hon. Beatrice Brickhouse | Albuquerque
Ernestina Cruz | Taos
Victoria Garcia | Albuquerque
Kevin Hammar | Albuquerque
Cindy Lovato-Farmer | Albuquerque
Carla Martinez | Santa Fe
Max Shepherd | Albuquerque
Vincent Ward | Albuquerque
Sophie S. Martin, Executive Director/Secretary | Albuquerque