1-29-08 It’s Their Job

Name: Donna J. Mowrer

Job: Deputy District Attorney

Time on job: Since August 2001

Background: Mowrer Earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science at ENMU with graduating magna cum laude. She attended the University of New Mexico Law School and participated in the UNM clinical law student program. She graduated in 2001 from UNM. She was previously the city editor for the Portales News-Tribune.

Q. Describe what your job entails?
A. On any given day it is different which includes attending court hearings, jury trials, meeting with the victims, and paperwork to prepare for the trials. Also there is assisting law enforcement with proper charges.

Q. What is a typical day on the job like for you?
A. There are no typical days, it is different, that’s what I like said Mowrer. Some days it is working on paperwork and other days it is meeting with the victims. It is very different every day. There are times when it gets stressful.

Q. Why did you choose this job?
A. I felt it was the best way I could serve my community and to prevent future victims. The purpose is to work towards achieving justice for the victim.

Q. What type of training, if any, do you need for your job?
A. You have to have a law degree and pass the bar exam plus an understanding of how the system works. As a probation officer I followed clients through the court system which gave me experience for this job.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
A. When I feel like justice has been served for a victim.

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