The Albuquerque NM Croak & Dagger chapter of Sisters in Crime welcomes mystery fans who enjoy felonious fun, absolutely criminal companionship and sensational speakers. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and open to the public.
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Avenue NE
Classroom 6 on the second floor is easily accessible by stairs or lobby elevator.
Meetings begin at 7pm
4th Tuesday of the month:
No December Meeting
Tuesday August 23 - Judge John Duran
John Duran is the Metro Court judge for Division 8. Prior to taking the bench, he was a prosecutor for the 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office for 10 years, working in Metro Court, Felony Domestic Violence Division, Violent Crimes Division and Gangs Crime Division. He has prosecuted and tried homicide, rape, violent crime and drug cases throughout his career. He successfully argued before the New Mexico Supreme Court on criminal competency issues. In 2012 John Duran was Juris Prudence Prosecutor of the Year for New Mexico.
While at the District Attorney's Office, Duran was also a UNM School of Law Adjunct Professor and Coordinator for the Criminal Law and Practice Course for students who wish to enter into criminal law upon graduation.
Recommended by a non-partisan committee of judges, lawyers and members of the community, he was selected by Governor Susana Martinez in April 2013 to serve as Metro Court Judge. Since taking the bench he's presided over thousands of criminal cases, and is one of 3 Drug Court judges, an outstanding specialty court for repeat DWI offenders.
Duran earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from University of New Mexico in 1998, Juris Doctorate from UNM School of Law in 2002. He has lived in New Mexico over 20 years.