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Seventh Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Séptimo Distrito Judicial

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Name: The Honorable Mercedes C. Murphy
Division: Division I Judge
Background: In 1909, legislation created the Seventh Judicial District with one Judgeship, later labeled Division I. From 1909 until 1973, seven different individuals served as Division I judge. The Honorable Mercedes C. Murphy was appointed to the bench in September 2014. She is the first female Judge in the Seventh Judicial District.

Judge Murphy’s primary office is in Socorro County.
Experience & Education: Judge Murphy was appointed District Court Judge in September 2014. Before serving the Seventh Judicial District as the judge in Division I, Judge Murphy worked in the District Attorney’s Office from August, 2002 to September, 2014, and was assigned primarily to the Sierra County office. She graduated from Socorro High School. She received a degree in political science and criminology from the University of New Mexico. She then attended law school at Oklahoma City University, where she received a Juris Doctor in 2002.

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