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Eleveth Judicial District Court Proposed Changes to the Rules Governing Judicial Nominating Commissions

The New Mexico Supreme Court’s Equity and Justice Commission’s Subcommittee on Judicial Nominations has proposed changes to the Rules Governing New Mexico Judicial Nominating Commissions. These proposed changes will be discussed and voted on during the upcoming meeting of the Eleventh Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission. The Commission meeting is open to the public beginning at 9:30 a.m. (MT) on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the McKinley County-Gallup District Court, located at 207 W Hill Ave #100, Gallup, NM. Please email Beverly Akin (akin@law.unm.edu) if you would like to request a copy of the proposed changes.

Consistent with the New Mexico Courts mask mandate, all attendees of the meeting of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be required to wear a face mask at all times while at the meeting regardless of their vaccination status. 


Eleventh Judicial District Court Announcement of Vacancy

A vacancy on the Eleventh Judicial District Court will exist as of February 1, 2023, due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Robert Aragon, effective January 31, 2023. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Administrator of the Court. Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

Camille Carey, Chair of the Eleventh Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission, invites applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 28 of the New Mexico Constitution. Applications may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: https://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting the Judicial Selection Office at akin@law.unm.edu. The deadline for applications has been set for Friday, February 17, 2023, by 5 p.m. (MT). Applications received after that time will not be considered.

The Eleventh Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet beginning at 9:30 a.m. (MT) on Monday, February 27, 2023, to interview applicants for the position at the Eleventh Judicial District Court, located at the McKinley County-Gallup District Court, located at 207 W Hill Ave #100, Gallup, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.


Third Judicial District Court Candidate Announcement

The Third Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission convened on Monday, Jan. 23 to interview applicants for the position in the ThirdJudicial District Court, located at 201 W. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces, New Mexico, due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Mary W. Rosner, effective Dec. 31, 2022.The Commission recommends the following candidate to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Silvia Delgado
Rebecca Duffin
Isabel Jerabek
Jeanne Quintero
Mark Standridge


Fifth Judicial District Court Notice of Four Mass Case Reassignments

District Judge David Finger was elected to the Fifth Judicial District Court, Eddy County, District Court Division I judgeship. Effective Dec. 30, a mass reassignment of cases will occur pursuant to Rule 23-109 and Rule 1-088.1, NMRA. District Judge David Finger will be assigned all cases previously assigned to District Judge Eileen Riordan and/or Division I of Eddy County District Court. Judge James Mason was elected to the Fifth Judicial District Court, Chaves County, Magistrate Court Division II judgeship. Effective Dec. 30, a mass reassignment of cases will occur pursuant to Rule 23-109 and Rule 1-088.1, NMRA. Judge James Mason will be assigned all cases previously assigned to Magistrate Judge E. J. Fouratt and/or Division II of Chaves County Magistrate Court. Magistrate Judge Megan Bowen was elected to the Fifth Judicial District Court, Eddy County, Magistrate Court Division II judgeship. Effective Dec. 30, a mass reassignment of cases will occur pursuant to Rule 23-109 and Rule 1-088.1, NMRA. Magistrate Judge Megan Bowen will be assigned all cases previously assigned to Magistrate Judge Richard Van Dyk and/or Division II of Eddy County Magistrate Court. Magistrate Judge Keith Clayton was elected to the Fifth Judicial District Court, Lea County, Magistrate Court Division IV judgeship. Effective Dec. 30, a mass reassignment of cases will occur pursuant to Rule 23-109 and Rule 1-088.1, NMRA. Magistrate Judge Keith Clayton will be assigned all cases previously assigned to Magistrate Judge David Finger and/or Division IV of Lea County Magistrate Court.

The Supreme Court of New Mexico Announces 2022 Year-End Rule Amendments

Under Rule 23-106.1 NMRA, the Supreme Court has approved a number of changes to the rules, forms, and uniform jury instructions for the 2022 rulemaking cycle. What follows is a summary of those changes that the Court approved on November 1, 2022. The summary also includes out-of-cycle amendments approved by the Court this year. Unless otherwise noted below and in the history note at the end of each approved rule, form, or UJI, the amendments will take effect on December 31, 2022. The full text of the amendments in markup format and the related orders are available on the Court’s website by clicking here. Approved rule amendments will also appear on NMOneSource.com by their effective date.

VIEW FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE.


 

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