Hon. Julie Vargas New Mexico Supreme Court


  • B.A. in English Literature and History, Brown University, 1990
  • J.D., University of New Mexico, 1993

Work history:

Before joining the Court, Judge Vargas spent 23 years in private practice representing clients in business, commercial, and real estate litigation matters. She served as the co-chair of the State Bar of New Mexico’s Ethics Advisory Committee, was a member of the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board, as well as a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners.

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Appointment History

New Mexico Court of Appeals 11/08/16 - 01/24/21

Judge Vargas won a general election against Judge French.

New Mexico Supreme Court 01/25/21 - present

Appointed by Gov. Lujan-Grisham.