Judge Bacon was appointed by Governor Bill Richardson in April 2010. She was elected later that year and retained in 2014.
Prior to becoming a district court judge, Judge Bacon represented clients in litigation involving real estate, contracts, torts, and business disputes. Judge Bacon, of Albuquerque, was a shareholder with Sutin, Thayer & Browne from 2005 to 2010. Previously she was a partner with Eaves, Bardacke, Baugh, Kierst & Larson from 1999 to 2005. Judge Bacon also worked as a law clerk for Judge Alarid at the New Mexico Court of Appeals from 1997 to 1999. She is a past president of the state bar of New Mexico.
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Judge Bacon was appointed by Gov. Richardson on April 12, 2010. She won her primary on Jun 1, 2010 and was unopposed in the general election tha year.