Sarah Bennett practiced as a partner in the firm from 1981-1992. She left the firm in 1992 to accept an appointment as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, which she continued until 1994. Ms. Bennett returned to the firm in of-counsel capacity in 1995.
Prior positions include Assistant Public Defender, District of New Mexico, from 1975-1978; Staff Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General for the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, from 1978-1981.
Ms. Bennett is trained in collaborative divorce practice, mediation and all aspects of litigation regarding family law matters. She has been a New Mexico Board Certified Family Law Specialist since 2003.
University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (1971)
University of Texas at Austin, J.D. (1975)
DISTINCTIONS AND HONORS
Since 2003, she has been selected by peers to appear in Best Lawyers in America.
State Bar of New Mexico (1975)
United States Supreme Court (1979)
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Rio Grande Collaborative Family Law Group
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, Inc.
Santa Fe Collaborative Practice Group
New Mexico Supreme Court Domestic Relations Task Force
New Mexico Bar Association
American Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
National Association of Counsel for Children
Northern New Mexico Women's Bar Association
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Santa Fe Teen Court -- Trainer and frequent Judge
New Mexico Children First -- Board Member. This organization provides services for families experiencing separation, divorce, and/or other major family changes.