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WELCOME TO JURY DUTY!

             UPDATE: March 1, 2024 (Friday)                

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. 

 

In Case of Inclement Weather Conditions: 
Please tune in to your local television stations for delay or closure information for the Sandoval County District Court when the schools are on break.

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!

  • We welcome our new incoming Petit Jurors in groups 5000 thru 5003 with sequence # 1 thru 475.  Your term begins on March 12024 and will end on May 31, 2024. The courts will text or email you for jury selection.
  • 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 or Grand Jury 

District Court Daily Petit Jury Duty Schedule: 

Term: March 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024

Juror Sequence #1-475: There are no trials scheduled next week, March 4th-15th, 2024.       

Juror Sequence #1-221: Please stand by to report to the Honorable George P. Eichwald on March 19, 2024 @ 8:45 am for jury selection.   

 

 

  

PLEASE BE ADVISED, A NOTIFICATION FOR JURY SERVICE WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY THRU EMAIL OR TEXT NOTIFICTION. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR SUMMONS OR CONTACT THE JURY DIVISION FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.        

   

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      Thank you! 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 January 1, 2024. NO. S-I-AO-2024-00001 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 $0.52 per mile. Also, the minimum wage was changed on January 1, 2023 to $12 per hour for jurors. 

 

 

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: as of 9-20-2023 

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. Please file a complaint with the Attorney General’s office online. 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Daily: Noon-1 p.m.
Phone:  (505) 867-2376 ext 2 for directions

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

Thank you for your service!