Sarah Singleton was appointed to the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico in 2009, and won election to that office the following year. She was in private practice from 1976 through 2009. Prior to that, she worked in the public defender’s department. She received the Justice Mary Walters Award and Equal Access to Justice Award. She received her undergraduate degree from the Sarah Lawrence College and her law degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 1974.