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WELCOME TO JURY DUTY! 

 UPDATE:  February 3, 2023  

Sandoval County District Court is located in the Judicial Complex located at 1500 Idalia Road, Building A, Bernalillo, New Mexico 87004. The major crossroads are NM 528 and Idalia Road. 

***New jurors with the term date of 2-11-2023 to April 14, 2023 please sign up within 5 days before term starts and ignore the clerical error of 1-22-2023 by our vendors who sent out our summons.   

In Case of Inclement Weather: 
Please tune in to your local television stations for delay or closure information for the Sandoval County District Court.  Our Court follows the Rio Rancho Public Schools.  If there is a delay, please report when the Court opens if you are instructed to report on that date.

If you are coming from the Jemez or Cuba areas, we understand that you have very different weather than in Rio Rancho.  Please use your best judgement and notify the Court if you are unable to safely make the trip if you are scheduled to report on that date.  Your safety is our priority!

Click here to view a message for jurors from Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil

                     PETIT JURY-TRIALS BY JURY 

Please refer to the jury summons that was mailed to you for your juror sequence number.

We welcome our new incoming Jurors in groups 1000 thru 1004 with sequence # 1 thru 700.  Your term began on December 12, 2022 and will end on February 10, 2023. Please call 505-867-2376 option 4  or check the website at www.thirteethdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov on Friday after 5 pm to know what your instructions are for the following week.

This section lists all scheduled jury trials as well as any previously scheduled trials that have been changed or cancelled.  

ABSENCES: Please let us know IN ADVANCE of any vacations, previous commitments, or appointments as we will try to work around your schedule. IF you are called for jury selection and have not notified the court that you will not be available, you will need to contact the Judge presiding over the trial.  Please email us using the following link for all other appointments:  berdjuror@nmcourts.gov 

ILLNESS OR EMERGENCY: IF an illness or an emergency prevents your attendance, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE please call 505-867-2376 ext 1124 

 

PETIT JURY (TRIALS BY JURY) (Term December 12th 2022 to February 10th, 2023 are RELEASED from their term) Sincerely, Thank you for your service!! 

 

JUROR SEQUENCE NUMBERS:  1-150

There are no trials scheduled the week of February 6th-February 10th, 2023.  

JUROR SEQUENCE NUMBERS:  151-300

There are no trials scheduled the week of February 6th-February 10th, 2023.  

JUROR SEQUENCE NUMBERS:  301-475 

There are no trials scheduled the week of February 6th-February 10th, 2023.  

  

JURORS SEQUENCE NUMBERS: 476-600 

There are no trials scheduled the week of February 6th-February 10th, 2023. 

**Our court never used these juror sequence numbers but it still counts as serving as a member of a petit jury panel.

     

JURORS SEQUENCE NUMBERS:601-700 

There are no trials scheduled the week of February 6th-February 10th, 2023.  

 

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38-5-2.  Exemption from jury service

A person who has served as a member of a petit jury panel or a grand jury in either state or federal courts within the preceding 36 months shall be exempt from sitting or serving as a juror in a court of this state when the person requests to be exempted from service by reason of the exemption granted by this subsection.        

 

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   Thank you! Christine Bustos Roybal, Jury Management Division  

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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO INQUIRED REGARDING THE TRIAL ON NOVEMBER 1, 2022.  IT WAS AIRED LIVE ON “LAW & CRIME NETWORK” Under “EXTREME SKIER ON TRIAL” -STATE OF NEW MEXICO VS. DEAN CUMMINGS.” (YouTube)   

 

*COMPENSATION: Good News! The Supreme Court issued a new order dated July 11, 2022 NO. 22-8500-30 in regards to mileage increase.  The order applies to all jurors who travel more than 40 miles roundtrip from their physical address to the summoned court location. The new payment rate is $0.50 per mile. Also, the minimum wage will also change on January 1, 2023 to $12 per hour for jurors. 

 

 

**** Please remember to call the code-a-phone or check our website the night before – or – the morning of your scheduled report date!  This will help avoid an unnecessary trip to the Courthouse in the event that your panel has been cancelled.

Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you: No Cell Phones, Food, Beverages, Lighters, Matches or Weapons Allowed in the Courthouse.

Warning Scam Alert:

We have received reports that someone is posing as a court employee or law enforcement and demanding payment of fake fines over the phone by credit card. Please know that the 13th Judicial District Court will NEVER call and ask for payment of any fines by phone using a credit card.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Daily: Noon-1 p.m.
Phone:  (505) 867-2376

The best way to contact us is by e-mail at: berdjuror@nmcourts.gov

Thank you for your service!