Metro Court names new chief judge

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new metro court chief judge has been named to take the bench.

It’s Judge Henry Alaniz.

Judge Alaniz is a native New Mexican from Roswell.

He’ll officially take the bench on July 1st and preside over one of the busiest courts in New Mexico.

Just last week, Judge Julie Altwies announced she’s hanging up her robe after seven years as chief judge in the Metro Court Criminal Division.

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