Governmental Updates

People entering New Mexico courthouses required to wear a face covering 

Effective Saturday, any person entering a courthouse or judicial building must wear a mask or other face covering to help control the spread of COVID-19, the state Supreme Court ordered on May 15, 2020. Read the full press release.

New Mexico Courts

Supreme Court of New Mexico

NO. 20-8500-025: July 6, 2020:  4 IN THE MATTER OF THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF THE NEW MEXICO JUDICIARY DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NO. 20-8500-024: July 6, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF DISCONTINUING THE USE OF COURTCALL AND SIMILAR SERVICES FOR ALL COURT PROCEEDINGS
NO. 20-8500-021: June 5, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF THE STAY OF ISSUANCE OF WRITS OF GARNISHMENT AND WRITS OF EXECUTION IN CONSUMER DEBT COLLECTION CASES DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NO. 20-8500-020: May 28, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF RECOMMENCING JURY TRIALS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NO. 20-8500-019: May 28, 2020:   IN THE MATTER OF EXTENDING THE TIME TO PAY CERTAIN FINES AND FEES DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NO. 20-8500-018: May 21, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF COURT ORDERS REQUIRING VISITATION BETWEEN CHILDREN IN CUSTODY OF THE NEW MEXICO CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT AND RESPONDENTS UNDER THE ABUSE AND NEGLECT ACT DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NO. 20-8500-015: April 28, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE BAR EXAMINATION BY THE NEW MEXICO BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY Supreme Court extends suspension on jury trials in criminal and civil cases Courts, health officials and attorneys work together to prepare for possible isolation and quarantine cases
NO. 20-8500-009: March 27, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF THE STAY OF ALL COURT ORDERS REQUIRING IN-PERSON VISITS BETWEEN CHILDREN IN CUSTODY OF THE NEW MEXICO CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT AND RESPONDENTS UNDER THE ABUSE AND NEGLECT ACT
NO. 20-8500-010: March 27, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF AMENDED DEADLINES UNDER RULES 24-101 AND 18-301 NMRA FOR THE NEW MEXICO BAR DUES AND MCLE DELIQUENCY AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSION PROCESSES DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY 
NO. 20-8500-007: March 24, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF THE STAY OF WRITS OF RESTITUTION ISSUED UNDER THE UNIFORM OWNER-RESIDENT RELATIONS ACT DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NO. 20-8500-006: March 23, 2020: IN THE MATTER OF ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR COURT OPERATIONS IN THE NEW MEXICO JUDICIARY DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
N.M. Supreme Court: Letter to the Members of the Bar: Re: Updated Response to COVID-19 (3/20/20)NMSC: IN THE MATTER OF ADDITIONAL TIME TO PAY FINES AND FEES DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

New Mexico courts suspend new criminal jury trials as coronavirus precautionary measure (3/17/20)
AOC: Court Actions on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
NO. 20-8500-003: March 17, 2020: NMSC: IN THE MATTER OF OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL BY JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE NEW MEXICO JUDICIARY DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NO. 20-8500-002: March 17, 2020: NMSC: IN THE MATTER OF PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR COURT OPERATIONS IN THE NEW MEXICO JUDICIARY DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
N.M. Supreme Court: Letter to the Members of the Bar Re: Court's Response to COVID-19 (3/13/20)
Coronavirus Update from the New Mexico Supreme Court (3/11/20)
Administrative Office of the Courts: State courts will remain open even though school closures have been ordered Across New Mexico

 

New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender

State Public Defender’s Office petitions for emergency prisoner release effort
Positive COVID-19 test for state public defender closes Santa Fe Office, prompts contact tracing (3/25/20)

Second Judicial District Court

A Letter to Family Law Lawyers in the Second Judicial District Court
Second Judicial District Court Cancels Legal Clinics, takes other measures, to combat Coronavirus
Second Judicial District Court adopts new entrance screening procedures in light of COVID-19 
Memo to Family Law Practitioners Re: The State of Emergency Stay at Home Order

Third Judicial District Court

COVID-19 Court Protocols and Measures

Fourth Judicial District Court

Fourth Judicial District Court: Notice to Attorneys

Sixth Judicial District Court

Notice: Emailing and Faxing of Documents by Self‐Represented Litigants and Attorneys
Announcement of New Procedures for Court Appearances and Filings 

Thirteenth Judicial District Court

Procedures for hearings in response to the ongoing Public Health Emergency

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Metro Court Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 
Metro Court reminds public that justice can be accessed from home
Metro Court opens outdoor information stations to reduce traffic/minimize exposure 
Metro Court to detail process for remote hearings

U.S. District Court - District of New Mexico

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO PETE V. DOMENICI COURTHOUSE
U.S. District Court: Response to Coronavirus
U.S. District Court: IN THE MATTER OF: COURT OPERATIONS IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK 

Federal Courts

Supreme Court of the United States

Postponement of March Oral Arguments (3/16/20)

U.S. Department of Labor

Employee Rights Poster: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Other Agencies

New Mexico Legal Aid

New Temporary Intake Phone Number