Career Advice from the New Mexico Public Defender

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:00pm


Cydni J. Sanchez, the administrative services director/ deputy general counsel for the New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender, will speak about opportunities for students and graduates.

She most recently handled all recruiting and training of new attorneys as one of the managing attorneys in their Albuquerque office. She has worked closely with students to build a pipeline for recruiting interns/ externs/lawyers to work with their office during the school year, the summer and after graduation.

In addition to hiring 1Ls and 2Ls for summer positions, she hires 3Ls through their unique limited practitioner positions – allowing current 3L students to secure permanent public interest employment prior to graduation.


Joe Taylor