SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed attorney Jane Yohalem, who has 44 years of experience in appellate law, to the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Yohalem, who has a private practice in Santa Fe, will succeed Judge Linda Vanzi, who retired effective May 29.Yohalem specializes in appeals and complex civil litigation and is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

She is a 1975 graduate of Columbia University Law School and earned a master of laws degree from Georgetown in 1976. She spent the first decade of her career with the Mental Health Law Project in Washington, D.C., since renamed the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. She moved to Santa Fe in 1987 and was admitted to the New Mexico Bar that year.

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