M. Christina Armijo

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M. Christina Armijo
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Assumed office
October 1, 2012
Preceded by Bruce D. Black
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Assumed office
November 12, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 65–66)
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Education University of New Mexico B.A.
University of New Mexico School of Law J.D.

Maria Christina Armijo (born 1951) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Armijo graduated from the University of New Mexico with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 and later from University of New Mexico School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1975.

Legal career[edit]

She was a staff attorney of Sandoval County Legal Services, New Mexico from 1976 to 1978. She was in private practice in New Mexico from 1978 to 1996.

Federal Judicial Career[edit]

In 2001, Armijo was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762. Armijo was confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 2001 on a Senate vote and received her commission on November 12, 2001. She became Chief Judge of the court on October 1, 2012.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
2001–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bruce D. Black
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
2012–present