Vigil, Carol Jean
1948 - 2009

Born: 1948
Died: 3/30/2009
Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Family Law
Regions and States of Practice:
NM, West
Legal Education:
University of New Mexico School of Law
Other Education:
B.A., University of New Mexico
Positions During Her Career:
Worked for Indian Pueblo Legal Services, Inc.
Assistant state attorney general
Private practitioner in New Mexico
Tribal lawyer for Tesuque Pueblo
Child support hearing officer and special commissioner for domestic violence and mental competency (1988-1998)
Judge of New Mexico's 1st Judicial District (1998-2005)
Native American woman in the United States elected as a state district judge
Pueblo Indian woman to be admitted to the New Mexico bar

Further Research Materials

Nation's First Native American Female Judge Dies
Nation's First Native American Female Judge Dies, The National Judicial College (March 31, 2009), available at: