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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:48pm
LAS CRUCES — Third Judicial District Attorney Amy Orlando announced today that Shaharazad (“Sherry”) McDowell was selected for the statewide honor of Domestic Violence Prosecutor of the Year by the Prosecutors Section of the New Mexico State Bar Association at the section’s annual meeting on Nov. 8, 2012 in Santa Fe, NM.
McDowell joined the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office in 2011 after graduating from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Initially, Ms. McDowell was assigned to the DUI Unit; however, she quickly showed an aptitude for helping domestic violence victims where, ultimately, she transitioned into a full time domestic violence prosecutor.
“The District Attorney’s Office is pleased that Ms. McDowell’s unwavering advocacy for victims and her professional approach to prosecution was recognized not only by her peers in Dona Ana County but, also, by her colleagues throughout the state,” said DA Orlando.