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On April 27th, 2017 the U.S. Attorney’s Office was honored to host the Thirteenth Annual U.S. Attorney’s Law Enforcement Award Ceremony in the Albuquerque City Council chambers. This annual event is held to recognize the law enforcement officers and citizens who made outstanding contributions to public safety in the District of New Mexico in 2016, in connection with investigation and prosecution of various cases. Over 150 honorees were celebrated, and a special tribute to Former U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez was given.
Aja Nicole Brooks, the statewide Pro Bono Coordinator for New Mexico Legal Aid’s Volunteer Attorney Program, was the special guest at the USAO’s Black History Month SEPM Event. Ms. Brooks discussed “Diversity in the Legal Profession: The State of our State.” The event was coordinated by AUSA Shammara Henderson, who serves as the Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM) for Black Affairs Program in the USAO’s ABQ office, and Legal Assistant Jessica Masoner.