Judge Catherine Begaye

Judge Catherine Begaye, a member of the Navajo Nation, is New Mexico’s only Native American District Court judge.

Judge Begaye is a graduate of UNM Law School, where she was the Editor in Chief of the New Mexico Law Review and a Dean’s Award recipient for being a student who made outstanding contributions to the law school community.

She worked as a Public Defender representing juveniles and adults in District and Appellate courts. When she went into private practice in 2013, she found her calling in her work with Native families in the abuse and neglect arena.

She is the Chair of the Children’s Court Rules Committee, a member of the NM Partners, and a board member of Casa Q.


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PO Box 25431

Albuquerque, NM 87125

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