Shannon Bulman for Santa Fe County probate judge [spread the word]

Shannon Bulman co-authored the latest edition of Life Planning in New Mexico, written by former Bernalillo County Probate Judge Merri Rudd. In Santa Fe, Shannon’s opponents include the wife of the current probate judge and the clerk of the current judge. (In Bernalillo, vote for the incumbent Judge Willow Parks.Keep Judge Parks.)

Three vie for Santa Fe County probate judge position | Albuquerque Journal News

Shannon Bulman

Shannon Bulman
PARTY: Democrat
AGE: 51

POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT/JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE: Practiced law before New Mexico Courts for 24 years; trained probate judges and staff at state-wide conferences in 2012 and 2013; assistant general counsel, state Human Services Department, 1991-1993;  assistant general counsel at state Department of Public Safety, 1990-1991; law clerk to Chief Judge William W. Bivins, New Mexico Court of Appeals 1989-1990.

Suppose your father dies unexpectedly and you don’t have thousands of dollars to pay for his burial. You go to the probate court late Thursday to be appointed personal representative so you can access his bank account to pay for the burial, but you’re told that the judge won’t be available until the following Tuesday afternoon. What are you going to do?

The Santa Fe Probate Court must be made more accessible to our residents. The court is currently in session only three hours per week. I commit to working harder for Santa Fe. The probate judge can and should provide education about the probate process to our residents and thoroughly train the full-time court staff to better serve the public. District Courts and the Bernalillo County Probate Court provide online access to court records.

The Santa Fe Probate Court should provide the same level of transparency to families and the public. There is work to be done to professionalize and improve access to our probate court. The probate judge needs to understand probate law to better serve families during a time of loss. My qualifications include:

– Representation of countless families in Northern New Mexico to probate the estates of their loved ones.

– Provided legal training to probate judges from across the state; co-author of 5th edition Life Planning in New Mexico, a book explaining estate planning and probate to non-attorneys.

– The only probate judge candidate awarded an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating, by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review process. This rating signifies legal ability and ethics that are highly regarded by attorneys and judges in our community; and routinely acknowledged for pro bono work in our community.

I would be honored to utilize my experience and energy to serve the residents of our county as probate judge.

Three vie for Santa Fe County probate judge position | Albuquerque Journal News

Elect Shannon Bulman for Probate Judge on June 3! – Home


Elect Shannon Bulman for Probate Judge on June 3! – Home

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