William F. Lang
Retired from the Second Judicial District Court in August 2009, Bill Lang was raised in Albuquerque, graduating from Albuquerque Academy, the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1979) and the University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1982). After serving three years as a Metropolitan Court Judge (1991-1994), the last eighteen months as Chief Judge, Bill was appointed to the District Court in 1994 where he served three years in the Family Court Division and twelve years in the Civil Division. From June 2004 through June 2009, Bill also served as the court’s Chief Judge. Prior to taking the bench, Bill was a Family Court Hearing Officer for three years, maintained a sole practice for six years, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Walters at the Court of Appeals of New Mexico.
Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of New Mexico Foundation and on the Board of Trustees of Manzano Day School in Albuquerque. He recently completed a term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of AMI Kids, Inc. based in Tampa, Florida. He is also co-chair of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico and a member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.
When not engaged in matters of the law, which now include mediation, arbitration and special master designations, Bill performs in community theater productions around Albuquerque, plays a little golf, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Margie, their children and their grandchildren.
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