Krista Gianes-Chavez


Krista has over 14 years of State Government experience. She began her career as a Court Clerk with the Second Judicial District Court; Children’s Division working with the Hon. Marie Baca. Krista is the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Procurement Officer of the Judicial Standards Commission. 

Krista’s background is in finance and law. She has an associate of applied science degree in Paralegal Studies. 

She was elected to the Paralegal Division Board in 2010 and served up until she was elected Chair in 2013. Krista was chair to the Membership Committee (2012-2014), Professional Development Committee (2012-2014) and CLE Co-coordinator (2010-2014). She served as Immediate Past Chair of the Paralegal Division in 2014. In 2014 Krista had the pleasure of serving as a Board of Bar Commissioner, where she was also a member on the awards committee. In 2013 she joined with the Young Lawyers Division to begin a monthly veteran’s initiative clinic, in which is still going strong today. In 2007 she was appointed to the Paralegal Advisory Committee for Central New Mexico Community College and continues to serve to date. 


This is her second year as an Albuquerque Chapter Executive Committee Member and she is currently serving as Historian.