Henry Alaniz was appointed to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court bench and was sworn in on April 21, 2011. He has been assigned to the criminal division. He had been in private practice and also was an assistant district attorney for New Mexico's 2nd Judicial District from 1997 to 2002. In 2009, he was president of the State Bar of New Mexico. At UNM, Alaniz was enrolled in a dual degree program and, along with a J.D. in 1996, he earned an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management. In 2010, he was inducted into Anderson's Hall of Fame.
May 20, 2011