FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 9, 2024
SANTA FE–The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) has appointed Gregory Gaudette, an attorney in Los Lunas, as its newest member.
Gaudette has owned his own legal practice in Los Lunas for 25 years and specializes in criminal defense. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1986 and to the New Mexico Bar in 1991. Prior to opening his own practice, Gaudette served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) for nine years, stationed in Korea, at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico and in Washington, D.C. He served in the Air Force Reserves and the New Mexico Air National Guard for more than 18 years.
Gaudette holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Boston University School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Stetson University College of Law in Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in history and political science from the University of Richmond in Virginia.
He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Los Lunas for 23 years.
NMJPEC was established by the Supreme Court of New Mexico in 1997 as a volunteer, nonpartisan commission to improve the performance of New Mexico’s judges and provide useful, credible information to voters on judges standing for retention in general elections. Under state law, judges standing for retention must receive 57 percent voter approval to remain on the bench.
The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is comprised of 15 individuals – seven lawyers and eight non-lawyers – who are appointed by the Supreme Court to staggered terms. Members are selected from nominations made by the Governor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Speaker of the House, Senate President Pro Tempore, House Minority Leader, Senate Minority Leader and President of the State Bar.
For more information about the Commission, visit www.nmjpec.org