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Third Judicial District Court Candidate Announcement

The Third Judicial District Court Nominating Commission meeting convened by ZOOM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., and completed its evaluation of the seven applicants to fill the vacancy on the Third Judicial District Court due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Lisa C. Schultz, effective June 30, 2021.

The Commission recommends the following candidates to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Amy B. Bailey

Casey Bruce Fitch

Robert Lara Jr.

Jeanne H. Quintero


New Mexico Court of Appeals Announcement of Vacancy

A vacancy in the New Mexico Court of Appeals will exist August 7, 2021, due to the appointment of the Honorable Judge Briana Zamora to the New Mexico Supreme Court, effective August 6, 2021. The New Mexico Court of Appeals Nominating Commission will meet in-person beginning at 9:00 a.m. (MT) on Monday, August 23, 2021, at the Albuquerque New Mexico Court of Appeals satellite office located at 2211 Tucker NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico to evaluate the applicants for this position.

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.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the New Mexico Court of Appeals 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 Monday, August 9, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Any individual who wishes to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard at the meeting. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face masks, although they may choose to do so. Face masks must be worn at all times by individuals who are not fully vaccinated. 


Public Notice Concerning Reappointment of Incumbent United States Magistrate Judge

The current term of office of Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge B. Paul Briones is due to expire on March 20, 2022. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new four-year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following: (1) conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases, (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases, (3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge, and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. Comments may be submitted by email to MJMSP@nmcourt.fed.us. Questions or issues may be directed to Monique Apodaca, (575) 528-1439. Comments must be received by September 6, 2021.


Public Notice Concerning Reappointment of Incumbent United States Magistrate Judge

The current term of office of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge Steven C. Yarbrough is due to expire on May 6, 2022. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following: (1) conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases, (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases, (3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge, and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. Comments may be submitted by email to MJMSP@nmcourt.fed.us. Questions or issues may be directed to Monique Apodaca, (575) 528-1439. Comments must be received by September 6, 2021.

Third Judicial District Court Announcement of Applicants

Seven applications were received in the Judicial Selection Office at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021. The vacancy occurred, due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Lisa C. Schultz, effective June 30, 2021. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Administrator of the Court.

The Third Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission will convene beginning at 9:00 a.m. (MT) on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, and will occur exclusively by Zoom. The Commission meeting is open to the public, and anyone who wishes to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard. If you would like the Zoom invitation emailed to you, please contact Beverly Akin by email at akin@law.unm.edu. Alternatively, you may find the Zoom information for this hearing below:

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Amy B. Bailey

Dania Reidun Gardea

Isabel Denise Jerabek

Judge Casey Bruce Fitch

Robert Lara Jr.

Judge Jeanne H. Quintero

Judge G. Alexander Rossario

Topic: Third Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission

Date: Wednesday July 28, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. (MT)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://unm.zoom.us/j/379615447?pwd=M3lSVGxuSEkrSjd4cExlVXYwK3MzQT09

Meeting ID: 379 615 447

Password: 72146


Second Judicial District Court- Notice of Mass Reassignment

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of New Mexico, Judge Elaine Lujan has been appointed to Division XII of the Second Judicial District Court by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.  Effective July 12, 2021, Judge Elaine Lujan will be assigned Civil Court cases previously assigned to Judge Clay Campbell, Division XII. You will be afforded an opportunity to exercise a peremptory challenge of the newly appointed judicial officer in accordance with the New Mexico Rules of Civil Procedure, NMRA 1-088.1 for all cases filed on or after January 1, 2021, in accordance with New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 21-8500-015, Emergency Court Protocol 3(E).


Seventh Judicial District Court - Governor Appoints Woods

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Roscoe A. Woods to the Seventh Judicial District Court, filling the vacancy created by the unexpected passing of Honorable Matthew G. Reynolds.

 


 

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