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Thirteenth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Decimotercer Distrito Judicial

Thirteenth Judicial District Court

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CORONAVIRUS & THE COURTS: UPDATE

PROTECTIVE FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN ALL COURTHOUSES

Effective May 15, 2020, any person entering a New Mexico courthouse or judicial building must wear a mask or other protective face covering to help control the spread of COVID-19.  

“State health officials have made it abundantly clear that if each of us wears a mask in public we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives,” said Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura. “Our courts provide essential services to the public so we continue to take all steps necessary to safeguard the health and well-being of people who work in or need to visit a courthouse.

For additional information, please click here.

ACCESS TO THE COURT

District and Magistrate Courthouses in the Thirteenth Judicial District will remain open during regular court business hours.  However, individuals should consider the following before entering court facilities:

1.     Over the past two weeks, have you developed flu-like symptoms such as a cough, a fever, or shortness of breath?

2.      Have you traveled outside New Mexico within the last 30 days?

3.     Have you been diagnosed with, or in close contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with a COVID-19 infection?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions and your business with the court is not urgent, you will not be permitted access. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions and you have a scheduled appointment or are required to appear at one of the courthouses, please contact the appropriate listed person before your scheduled hearing: 

If you are represented by an attorney, please contact your attorney.

If you are not represented by an attorney and are required to appear in court, please contact the Judge's office to make arrangements to appear telephonically (contact information may be found under the "Contact & Location" section to the left).

If you are an attorney and are scheduled to appear in court before a judge, please contact the Judge's chambers to make arrangements to appear by video or phone (contact information may be found under the "Contact & Location" section to the left).

If you are a juror, please contact the Jury Division (contact information for the respective Court may be found under "Jury Information" section to the left).

For other Court matters, please contact the Clerk’s Office (contact information for the respective Court may be found under the "Contact & Location" section to the left).

For the latest information on the Coronavirus, visit the New Mexico Department of Health's website at https://cv.nmhealth.org/ or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website at https://www.cdc.gov.

Notice - Emailing and faxing of documents by self-represented litigants and attorneys

In response to the Coronavirus public health emergency, the Thirteenth Judicial District is allowing the filing of documents by email or fax to reduce the requirement of the public, parties, and attorneys to enter the courthouse to file documents.  Self-represented litigants and attorneys are permitted to file documents via email or fax in all cases. Attorneys must continue electronic filing through File and Serve for cases eligible for this service.

Self-represented litigants, attorneys and law enforcement agencies are permitted to file documents via email or fax in pending cases that do not require a filing fee.  If a filing fee is required to open/reopen a case, the pleadings should be mailed via US mail, not emailed, to the respective Court along with the filing fee.

Self-represented litigants and attorneys are permitted to file a new case or reopen a case that does not require a filing fee by email or fax.

Attorneys and law enforcement agencies will be allowed to open a new case or reopen a case that does not require a filing fee by email or fax.

Self-represented litigants are permitted to submit free process applications along with the petition or complaint to the Court either via email or fax.

If free process is granted, the filing party will be informed and may proceed to file the remaining documents via email or fax.

If free process is not granted, the filing party will be informed and will be required to submit their filings via US mail along with a filing fee in the form of a money order.

Self-represented litigants and attorneys must provide the following information when emailing or faxing a filing:

Name of filer,

Email address/fax number,

Case caption and case number,

Telephone number,

Physical address/mailing address,

Document for filing.

Filed copies will be returned to the sender upon request via email or fax.

Contact information for each District and Magistrate Court in the Thirteenth Judicial District:

Cibola District Court: gradcounter@nmcourts.gov (505) 285-5775

Cibola Magistrate Court: gramadmin@nmcourts.gov (505) 285-6485

Sandoval District Court: berdissuedocs@nmcourts.gov (505) 867-5161

Sandoval Magistrate Court in Bernalillo: bermadmin@nmcourts.gov (505) 867-0970

Sandoval Magistrate Court in Cuba: cubmadmin@nmcourts.gov (505) 289-3013

Valencia District Court: lludissuedocs@nmcourts.gov (505) 865-8801

Valencia Magistrate Court in Belen: belmadmin@nmcourts.gov (505) 864-9532

Valencia Magistrate Court in Los Lunas: llumadmin@nmcourts.gov (505) 865-0639

 

Electronic Filing and Service Available for Criminal Cases!

Effective October 1st, 2019, electronic filing for all District courts is available through the same File and Serve system used for Civil, Family and Probate eFiling.  Electronic filing for Criminal cases is available for all filings after the indictment or criminal information.

Electronic filing and service is available for Criminal cases at no charge.  For more information, please see Rule 5-103.2.

Legal clinics are Canceled through June

DM Pro Se Mediation Dockets Canceled through June- Parties will be contacted individually to reschedule

RFP - INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTING SERVICES FY2020-2A

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New Mexico Advocacy Program receives the Outstanding Legal Program Award for 2018. The award was presented at the New Mexico State Bar Annual Meeting.

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