NM Courts - Sapien Law Albuquerque




This page contains resources pertaining to New Mexico district and higher courts. Where some district courts do not have web sites that we could find, as of this writing, we are providing contact information and/or links to the district attorney’s office instead.

Administrative Office of the District Attorneys

The Administrative Office of the District Attorneys (AODA) was created in 1984 to provide the following basic support services to all District Attorneys’ Offices statewide:

Fiscal Administration
Personnel Administration
Staff Development
Victim Notification Coordination
Automation Development and Coordination
Liaison Services
Forensic Evaluation Program Administration


Santa Fe – Main Office
Street / Mailing Address: 1313 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: (505) 827-3789
Fax: (505) 827-7578

Albuquerque – Computer Division
Street / Mailing Address: 625 Silver Ave. Suite 190, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: (505) 247-2173
Read more: http://www.da.state.nm.us/


Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court (Metro Court) is presently the only one of its kind in New Mexico. Metro courts have generally the same jurisdiction as a combined magistrate and municipal court.

Street Address: Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, 401 Lomas NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 133, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 841-8151
Fax: (505) 841-9819
Read more: http://www.metrocourt.state.nm.us/


Code of Judicial Conduct

Judicial Education Center
Judicial Conduct Advisory Opinions

Preamble: An independent and honorable judiciary is indispensable to justice in our society.
The provisions of this Code should be construed and applied to further that objective.

21-001. Definitions
21-100. A judge shall uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary
21-200. A judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all the judge’s activities
21-300. A judge shall perform the duties of office impartially and diligently
21-400. Disqualification
21-500. A judge shall so conduct the judge’s extra-judicial activities as to minimize the risk of conflict with judicial obligations
21-600. Reporting quasi-judicial and extra-judicial activities and compensation
21-700. Elections and political activity
21-800. A judge shall refrain from campaign fund-raising activity which has the appearance of impropriety
21-900. Violations
21-901. Applicability

Read more: http://jec.unm.edu/


Court of Appeals

NM Court of Appeals Members


Above: Judges on the New Mexico Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in the state of New Mexico. It sits between district courts and certain administrative agencies, which are below it, and the New Mexico Supreme Court, which is above it. Its jurisdiction covers the entire state. The Court of Appeals currently reviews appeals in all cases, except criminal cases involving sentences of death or life imprisonment, appeals from the Public Regulation Commission, and cases involving habeas corpus. The Court’s caseload is about 900 cases per year.

Locations:

Supreme Court Building: 237 Don Gaspar, Room 116, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Albuquerque Satellite Office: 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Mailing Address Court of Appeals: P.O. Box 2008, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2008
Court of Appeals Albuquerque Satellite Office: 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Telephone Numbers:

Santa Fe Office: (505) 827-4925
Fax Number: (505) 827-4946 (see NMRA, 12-307.1 for fax filing rule)
Albuquerque Office: (505) 841-4618

Read more: http://coa.nmcourts.gov/


State Bar of New Mexico

The State Bar of New Mexico (State Bar) is a professional membership organization of attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico. Established in 1886, the State Bar currently (02/2008) has over 8,144 members. It was incorporated under the laws of the State of New Mexico in 1978. Prior to that, the State Bar operated as an agency of the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico, established by State Statute on March 17, 1925. It is now independent of the court system.

Read more: http://www.nmbar.org/


Supreme Court

NM Supreme Court Members

Justice Petra Jimenez Maes
Justice Barbara J. Vigil
Justice Edward L. Chavez
Justice Charles W. Daniels
Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura

The New Mexico Supreme Court (NMSC) is the highest judicial authority of the state. NMSC’s website provides public access to court opinions originating from the supreme court as well as the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Other resources include public access to various legal forms, and news and announcements of interest to the New Mexico judicial and legal communities.

Read more: http://nmsupremecourt.nmcourts.gov/

Contact Information:

New Mexico Supreme Court
The State of New Mexico
237 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 827-4860
Fax: (505) 827-4837


Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions

Opinions are available from FindLaw.com for the following years:

Supreme Court
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Court of Appeals
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Read more: http://www.findlaw.com/


Supreme Court Law Library

Address: 237 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Phone: (505) 827-4850
Fax: (505) 827-4852


Tribal Courts

TribalCourts.com

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Read more: http://www.tribal-institute.org


First Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe counties.

Mail Correspondence and Filings:

Santa Fe and Los Alamos Counties
First Judicial District Court
Post Office Box 2268
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2268

Location:

Court Administrator / Clerk of the Court
Judge Steve Herrera Judicial Complex
Room 160
100 Catron Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

(505) 827-1256

Rio Arriba County
First Judicial District Court
Post Office Drawer 40
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico 87575

Read more: http://www.firstdistrictcourt.com/


Second Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving Bernalillo County. Like other district courts, this one has general jurisdiction for adjudicating all felony offenses, all domestic relations matters, civil litigation, such as personal and property damage suits, probate matters, property actions, mental illness hearings, processing of all juveniles referred to the court, and other actions where citizens may seek judicial relief. The district court has supervisory control and appellate jurisdiction over inferior courts and tribunals.

Read more: https://seconddistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Third Judicial District

The Third Judicial District Court is a state court of general jurisdiction located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Third Judicial District consists of the same geographic area as Dona Ana County. The district court has jurisdiction over criminal cases, domestic relations (divorce, child support and custody, domestic violence), probate cases, children’s court (abuse and neglect of children, juvenile delinquency, adoptions) and all general civil cases (auto accidents, contract disputes, real property disputes, violation of civil rights).

Location:

The Third District Court
201 W. Picacho Street (corner of Alameda and Picacho)
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Phone: (505) 523-8200
Fax: (505) 523-8290
Read more: https://thirddistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Fourth Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving San Miguel, Guadalupe, and Mora Counties.

Las Vegas
San Miguel County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2025, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Street Address: 501 East National, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Phone: (505) 425-6746
Fax: (505) 425-9372

Santa Rosa
Street Address / Mailing Address: 237 South 4th Street, Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435
Phone: (505) 472-3230
Fax: (505) 472-4393

Mora
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 554, Mora, New Mexico 87732
Street Address: Mora County Courthouse, Highway 518, Mora, New Mexico 87732
Phone: (505) 387-2277

Read more: https://fourthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Fifth Judicial District

This court has general jurisdiction for adjudicating all felony offenses, all domestic relations matters, civil litigation, such as personal and property damage suits, probate matters, property actions, mental illness hearings, processing of all juveniles referred to the court, and other actions where citizens may seek judicial relief. The district court has supervisory control and appellate jurisdiction over inferior courts and tribunals. Judges in the Fifth Judicial District serve in Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties.

Chaves County
Street Address: 400 N. Virginia, Roswell, NM 88201
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1776, Roswell, NM 88202-1776
Roswell Court Admin Phone: (505) 622-2565
Roswell Court Admin Fax: (505) 624-9506
Roswell District Clerk Phone: (505) 622-2212
Roswell District Clerk Fax: (505) 624-9510

Eddy County
Street Address: 102 North Canal, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Mailing Address: 102 N. Canal, Suite 240, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Carlsbad District Clerk Phone: (505) 885-4740
Carlsbad District Clerk Fax: (505) 887-7095

Lea County
Street Address: 100 North Main, Lovington, NM 88260
Mailing Address: Box 6-C, Lovington, NM 88260
Lovington District Clerk Phone: (505) 396-8571
Lovington District Clerk Fax: (505) 396-2428

Read more: http://www.fifthdistrictcourt.com/


Sixth Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo Counties.

Silver City
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1025, Silver City, New Mexico 88062
Street Address: 210 North Copper, Silver City, New Mexico 88062
Phone: (505) 388-1941
Fax: (505) 388-5184

Deming
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1798, Deming, New Mexico 88030
Street Address: 108 E. Poplar, Deming, New Mexico 88030
Phone: (505) 546-6526
Fax: (505) 546-0336

Lordsburg
Street Address / Mailing Address: 300 Shakespeare, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88945
Phone: (505) 542-3260
Fax: (505) 542-3414

Read more: https://sixthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Seventh Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving areas of Socorro, Truth of Consequences, and Estancia.

Seventh Judicial District Attorney’s Offices:

Main Office
Street Address: 302 Park Street, Socorro, NM 87801
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1099, Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: (505) 835-0052
Fax: (505) 835-0054

T or C Office
Address: 311 N. Date Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone: (505) 894-9033
Fax: (505) 894-9034

Estancia Office
Street Address: 903 N. 5th Street Estancia, NM 87016
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 706, Estancia, NM 87016
Phone: (505) 384-2800
Fax: (505) 384-2390

Read more: https://seventhdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Eighth Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving Taos, Colfax and Union Counties.

Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer E, Taos, New Mexico 87571
Phone: (505) 758-8683
Fax: (505) 758-7802

Read more: https://eighthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Ninth Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving Curry and Roosevelt Counties, New Mexico.

Curry County Court House
Court Administrator/District Court Clerk

Address: 700 N. Main, Suite 11, Clovis, New Mexico 88101
Phone: (505) 762-9148
Fax: (505) 763-5160

Roosevelt County Court House
Margie F. Jones, District Court Clerk

Address: 109 W. 1st Street, Portales, New Mexico 88130
Phone: (505) 356-4463
Fax: (505) 359-2140

Read more: https://ninthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Tenth Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving areas of Quay, Harding, and De Baca.

Office of the District Attorney
Street Address: 300 South Third Street, Courthouse, 3rd Floor
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1141, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone: (505) 461-2075
Fax: (505) 461-3966

Email: RReeves@da.state.nm.us
Read more: https://tenthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Eleventh Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving both McKinley County and San Juan County.

Gallup – McKinley County
Judicial Manager
Address: 207 West Hill Street, Room 200, Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: (505) 863-6816
Fax: (505) 722-3401

Aztec – San Juan County
Judge John A. Dean, Jr. and Judge Thomas J. Hynes
Pat Mars, Judicial Manager
Address: 103 South Oliver Drive, Aztec, NM 87410
Phone: (505) 334-6151
Fax: (505) 334-1940

Farmington – San Juan County
Judge William C. Birdsall and Judge Sandra A. Price
Isabel O’Brien, Judicial Manager
Address: 851 Andrea Drive, Farmington, NM 87401
Phone: (505) 326-2256
Fax: (505) 326-1179

Read more: https://eleventhdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Twelve Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving Lincoln and Otero Counties.

Address: 1000 New York Avenue, Rm 209, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (505) 437-7310
Fax: (505) 434-8886

Email (general information): aladmwv@nmcourts.com
Read more: https://twelfthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/


Thirteenth Judicial District

This is a state court of general jurisdiction serving Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia counties.

Cibola County
Address: 515 High Street, Grants, NM 87020
Phone: (505) 285-4627
Fax: (505) 285-4629

Sandoval County
Address: 333 Rio Rancho Blvd. Ste 303, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
Phone: (505) 896-3952
Fax: (505) 896-3954

Valencia County
Address: 543 Luna Ave S. E., Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 865-9643
Fax: (505) 865-9657

Read more: https://thirteenthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/



Contact Information

OFFICE: (505) 842-5979

FAX: (505) 842-6002

ADDRESS: 1100 2nd St NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 25523,
Albuquerque, NM 87125


OFFICE HOURS:

Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4:30pm

Friday
8:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 3:30pm

Evening and weekend appointments
are available upon request.


Phillip G. Sapien
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