Cynthia A. Fry
Court of Appeals Judge
Evaluation: Judge Cynthia Fry received uniform high ratings as part of this evaluation. Some of her specific strengths include her ability to conduct herself in a manner free from impropriety, her demeanor, and her sound knowledge of rules of evidence and procedure. She effectively handles her ongoing workload and is diligent in carrying out her duties. Judge Fry's opinions are understandable and clearly set forth the rules of law. This evaluation revealed no specific weaknesses. The judge is committed to continually improving her work performance.
Experience & Education: Judge Fry received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1981. She had extensive experience as a practicing lawyer prior to her seat on the New Mexico Court of Appeals on December 1, 2000. Judge Fry served on the Supreme Court's Appellate Rules Committee and as chair of the New Mexico State Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section. She is a member of the Court Improvement Project (CIP) Task Force, CIP Timeliness Subcommittee, and the Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings. In 1991, Judge Fry received the "Outstanding Contribution" Award from the New Mexico State Bar.