New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission
CONTACT: Carmen Rodriguez, Administrative Office of the Courts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2018
SANTA FE–The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (NMJPEC) has appointed attorney Lee Hunt of Santa Fe as its newest member.
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.
Hunt founded Hunt & Marshall, LLC, a legal firm specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, in Santa Fe in 2014.
He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky School of Law in 2000, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. He served as Symposium Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Business from Western Kentucky University, where he was an Academic All-American Soccer Player.
Hunt was editor of The New Mexico Trial Lawyer Journal from 2010-2013 and is active in the New Mexico Trial Lawyers. He is an Elder in Christ Church Santa Fe.
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.