Linda Vanzi Presented with State Bar Advocacy Award

Linda Vanzi
Judge Linda Vanzi (`95), right, receives the award from Jocelyn Rose Castillo, co-chair of the State Bar's Committee on Women and the Legal Profession. Photo courtesy of Dorma Seago.

Judge Linda Vanzi (`95) of the New Mexico Court of Appeals was presented with the 2010 Justice Pamela B. Minzner Outstanding Advocacy for Women Award by the State Bar of New Mexico’s Committee on Women and the Legal Profession.

The award recognizes lawyers or judges who have distinguished themselves during the prior year by providing legal assistance to women who are underrepresented or underserved, or by advocating for causes that will ultimately benefit and/or further the rights of women.

In her acceptance speech, Vanzi commented on how significant it was to her to receive an award connected to the late Justice Pamela B. Minzner, who served as a role model to her. Prior to her 2008 appointment to the Court of Appeals, Vanzi served four years on the Second Judicial District Court bench.

December 8, 2010