Rachel Bayless Appointed NM WC Judge


Albuquerque, NM (WorkersCompensation.com) - New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration Director Darin A. Childers has appointed Rachel A. Bayless to serve as a workers’ compensation judge. She will assume her new position on April 8, 2017, replacing retiring Judge Terry Kramer.

Bayless joined the WCA in February 2014 and has served as the agency’s General Counsel since that time. As the agency’s chief legal advisor, she advised the director on a vast array of legal issues affecting the WCA and the workers’ compensation system, in addition to often serving as an expert advisor on workers’ compensation law during legislative sessions.

Effective April 10, all pending and administratively closed cases before the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration previously assigned to Judge Terry Kramer will be reassigned to Bayless. Parties who have not yet exercised their right to challenge or excuse will have 10 days from April 10, to challenge or excuse Judge Bayless pursuant to N.M.A.C. Rule

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