A longtime Clovis attorney and state district court judge will appear before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon for hearings to confirm his appointment to the federal district court bench in New Mexico.
If approved by the Judiciary Committee and confirmed by the full Senate, Judge Robert Brack will become one of five federal district court judged assigned to New Mexico. All are based on Albuquerque and Santa Fe but also have some duties in Las Cruces.
Brack has served since 1997 on the Ninth District Court covering Clovis and Portales, and served as chief judge from 1998 to 2001. He previously headed a civil trial practice from 1980 to 1997.
A 1971 graduate of Clovis High School, Brack graduated from Eastern New Mexico State University in 1975 and from the University of New Mexico’s law school in 1978.