Nakamura was elected to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in 1998.
Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment of Bernalillo County District Court Judge Judith Nakamura to the New Mexico Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Richard C. Bosson. Nakamura has 17 years of judicial and 26 years of legal experience.
Nakamura was elected to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in 1998, where she was chief judge from 2002 until her appointment to the District Court in 2013. She has also served on multiple committees that advise the Supreme Court on matters such as budgeting, as well as on the Supreme Court’s Chief Judges Council from 2002 to 2012. She was named Outstanding Judge of the Year by the Albuquerque Bar Association in 2004.