The Honorable Lawrence Lujan
Chief Judge, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Since 2001, tribal Judge Lawrence Lujan has served as the Chief Judge for the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. He is well versed in interpretation and application of the law, particularly juvenile and juvenile healing to wellness court. In the time serving his community, he has participated in review and revision of the tribe's codes of law as well as participated in community events aimed at fostering transparency of the court and building community partnership. Judge Lujan has served on numerous municipal, state and national boards including the Native American Indian Court Judges Association as the first vice president, International Tactical Training Association (ITTA), Texas Association of Drug Court Professionals, and El Paso County Board of Ethics.
Lawrence is currently a field operations sergeant in the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) and received his commission in 1990. A longtime member of the EPPD SWAT team and SWAT Team Leader, he was responsible for a squad of eight officers and assigned as Acting Commander on multiple occasions for the 34-member unit. His police instructional skills as a firearms instructor, Rappel Master, and TCOLE licensed Instructor extend to local, federal and international agencies.