University of New Mexico (Juris Doctor 2013)
University of New Mexico (B.S. in Dental Hygiene, cum laude, 2002)
Susan Barela graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in May 2013. Ms. Barela began her legal profession as an Assistant District Attorney for the Office of the District Attorney 2nd Judicial District, where Ms. Barela gained significant trial experience. After serving in the private sector in commercial litigation firms, Ms. Barela returned to state government working for the Office of the Attorney General prior to her position here at Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C.
While in law school Ms. Barela gained extensive experience through two judicial externships with the Honorable Michael Bustamante at the New Mexico Court of Appeals and with the Honorable Stan Whitaker at the Bernalillo County 2nd Judicial District Court. Ms. Barela also served as a citations editor on the New Mexico Natural Resources Journal and Vice-President of the Student Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Barela served as a teaching assistant for the first year legal writing course.
Bar Admissions & Certifications
- State Bar of New Mexico
- United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
- United States Supreme Court