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Judicial Vacancies

The Constitution of New Mexico mandates conduction of Judicial selection by the Judicial Nominating Commission, a board comprised of New Mexico Judges, attorneys and citizens, chaired by the Dean of the UNM School of Law.

The Commission solicits applications, interviews and recommends candidates to the Governor of New Mexico for each judicial vacancy on either of the state appellate courts, any of the 13 state district courts, and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

Magistrate court vacancies are not subject to this process. Information about current magistrate court vacancies, and application procedures, can be found on the Governor’s website.

Second Judicial District Court Nominating Commission

Posted February 18, 2019

Thirteen (13) applications were received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019, for the Judicial Vacancy in the Second Judicial District Court due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Valerie A. Huling effective, February 1, 2019 and the resignation of the Honorable Judge Sharon Bacon effective February 1, 2019.

The District Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Bernalillo County Courthouse, 400 Lomas NW, Room 338, Albuquerque, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

  1. Angelica Anaya Allen
  2. Joshua Andrew Allison
  3. Erika Anderson
  4. David Alexander Ferrance
  5. Bruce Fox
  6. Rodney Gabaldon
  7. Denise S. Hall
  8. Erin Beth O’Connell
  9. Lisa Chavez Ortega
  10. Karl William Reifsteck
  11. Frank A. Sedillo
  12. Brian Alan Thomas
  13. Daniel Ulibarri
  14. George Yu

New Mexico Fifth Judicial District Court Announcement of Vacancy

A vacancy will exist in the Fifth Judicial District Court, Chaves County due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Freddie J. Romero effective March 1, 2019. Inquiries regarding additional details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 8 of the New Mexico Constitution. Applications may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html. The deadline for applications has been set for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Chaves County Courthouse, 400 N. Virginia, Roswell, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Commission meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

Eleventh Judicial District Court (Aztec, New Mexico) Announcement of Vacancy

Posted February 12, 2019

A vacancy in the Eleventh Judicial District Court will exist in Aztec, New Mexico due to the resignation of the Honorable Judge John Dean effective February 19, 2019. This judicial vacancy will be in Aztec, New Mexico, inquiries regarding specific details for the judicial vacancy should be direct to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting Beverly Akin at 505.277.4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that time and date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 10:00 am on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the San Juan County Courthouse, 103 S. Oliver Drive, Aztec, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

Eighth Judicial District Court Announcement of Vacancy

Posted February 11, 2019

One vacancy will exist in the Eighth Judicial District Court due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Sarah Backus effective, February 28, 2019. This judicial vacancy will be in Raton, New Mexico; inquiries regarding specific details for the judicial vacancy should be direct to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Dean Sergio Pareja of the UNM School of Law, designated by the New Mexico Constitution to Chair the District Court Nominating Committee, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or by email by contacting Beverly Akin at 505.277.4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Eighth Judicial Court Colfax County, located at 1413 South Second, Raton, NM 87740, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

Second Judicial District Court Civil Division Announcement of Vacancy

Posted February 6, 2019

Two vacancies will exist in the Second Judicial District Court due to the the retirement of the Honorable Judge Valerie A. Huling effective, February 1, 2019 and the resignation of the Honorable Judge Sharon Bacon effective February 1, 2019. These judicial vacancies will be for the Civil Division, inquiries regarding specific details for the judicial vacancy should be direct to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Dean Sergio Pareja of the UNM School of Law, designated by the New Mexico Constitution to Chair the District Court Nominating Committee, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or by email by contacting Beverly Akin at (505) 277-4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, and if needed Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Second Judicial District Court located at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Room 338, Albuquerque, NM 87102, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

Second Judicial District Court Family Court Division XXII Announcement of Vacancy

Posted January 31, 2019

Once vacancy will exist in the Second Judicial District Court due to the the retirement of the Honorable Judge Deborah Davis Walker effective, January 31, 2019. This judicial vacancies will be for the FAMILY COURT DIVISION XXII, inquires regarding specific details for the judicial vacancy should be direct to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Dean Sergio Pareja of the UNM School of Law, designated by the New Mexico Constitution to Chair the District Court Nominating Committee, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or by email by contacting Beverly Akin at (505) 277-4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Second Judicial District Court located at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Room 338, Albuquerque, NM 87102, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Commission meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

First Judicial District Court Civil Division VI Announcement of Vacancy

Posted January 31, 2019

A vacancy on the First Judicial District Court Civil Division VI will exist as of February 2, 2019 due to the resignation of The Honorable David K. Thomson effective Friday, February 1, 2019. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Administrator of the Court.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the First Judicial District Court 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: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting the Judicial Selection Office at (505.277.4700).

The deadline for applications has been set for Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Applications sent by mail must be received by the deadline. Accordingly, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by email (jso@law.unm.edu or FAX (505.277.1597)).

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The First Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. on February 28, 2019, at the Santa Fe County Courthouse located at 225 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM in the large courtroom on the 2nd Floor to interview applicants. 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.

Sixth Judicial District Court Nominating Commission Candidate Announcement

Posted January 30, 2019

The Sixth Judicial District Court Nominating Commission convened on Tuesday, January 29 2019, in Silver City, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the four (4) candidates for the one vacancy on the Sixth Judicial District Court.

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

James B. Foy
William J. Perkins

Second Judicial District Court – Criminal Division Nominating Commission

Posted January 25, 2019

The SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT – CRIMINAL DIVISION Nominating Commission convened on January 25 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the seven (7) candidates for the one vacancy on the SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT – CRIMINAL DIVISION.

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

Bruce Crawford Fox
Jason Robert Greenlee
Daniel E. Ramczyk

Second Judicial District Court Nominating Commission

Posted January 25, 2019

The SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT Nominating Commission convened on January 24 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the fifteen (15) candidates for the one vacancy on the SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT.

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

Joshua Andrew Allison
Erin Beth O’Connell
Lisa Chavez Ortega
Daniel E. Ramczyk

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Applicant Announcement

Posted January 22, 2019

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Nominating Commission convened on January 18, 2019 and January 19, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the twenty-nine (29) candidates for the three vacancies on the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

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

  1. Felicia R. Blea-Rivera

  2. Rose Mary Garcia

  3. Jason Matthew Jaramillo

  4. Brittany Maldonado Malott

  5. David Allen Murphy

  6. Rebecca Obenshain O’Gawa

  7. Carlos Francisco Pacheco

  8. Joseph Repito Sanchez

  9. George Bond Yu

Sixth Judicial District Court Nominating Commission

Posted January 15, 2019

Four (4) applications were received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, for the Judicial Vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District Court due to the retirement of Judge J.C. Robinson effective January 1, 2019.

The Sixth Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission will convene on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Grant County Courthouse 201 N. Cooper Street, Main Courtroom, 2nd Floor, Silver City, NM 88061, to evaluate the applicants for this position.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Christopher Cardenas
James B. Foy
Will Perkins
Jakub Sherman

New Mexico Court of Appeals Candidate

Posted January 12, 2019

The New Mexico Court of Appeals Nominating Commission convened on January 12, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the nine (9) candidates for the one vacancies on the New Mexico Court of Appeals

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

Zachary Arthur Ives
Martha Anne Kelley
Kerry Christopher Kiernan
Arthur William Pepin
William Daniel Slease
Jane Bloom Yohalem

New Mexico Supreme Court Candidate

Posted January 11, 2019

The New Mexico Supreme Court Nominating Commission convened on January 11, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the fourteen (14) candidates for the two vacancies on the New Mexico Supreme Court.

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

C. Shannon Bacon
James Waylon Counts
Timothy Glenn Ellington
William Daniel Slease
David K. Thomson
Linda Miriam Vanzi
Jane Bloom Yohalem

Second Judicial District Court - Criminal Nominating Commission

Posted January 8, 2019

Seven (7) applications were received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 08, 2019, for the Judicial Vacancy in the Second Judicial District Court – Criminal, due the November 6, 2018 elections to fill the seats of Judge Briana Zamora, which was effective January 1, 2019.

The District Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Bernalillo County Courthouse, 400 Lomas NW, Room 338, Albuquerque, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Edward L. Benavidez
Steven Gary Diamond
Bruce Crawford Fox
Jason Robert Greenlee
Esteli Candelaria Gallegos Juarez
Paul M. Linnenburger
Daniel E. Ramczyk

Second Judicial District Court Nominating Commission

Posted January 7, 2019

Fifteen (15) applications were received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 07, 2019, for the Judicial Vacancy in the Second Judicial District Court due to the retirement of The Honorable Chief Judge Nan Nash, which was effective January 1, 2019.

The District Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Bernalillo County Courthouse, 400 Lomas NW, Room 338, Albuquerque, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Angelica Anaya Allen
Joshua Andrew Allison
Ronald Christopher Archibeque
David Alexander Ferrance
Bruce Fox
Denise S. Hall
Esteli Candelaria Gallegos Juarez
James P. Lyle
Erin Beth O’Connell
Lisa Chavez Ortega
Daniel E. Ramczyk
Karl William Reifsteck
Andrew M. Sanchez Sr.
Frank A. Sedillo
Brian Alan Thomas

New Mexico Court of Appeals Applicant Announcement

Posted December 19, 2018

Ten (10) applications have been received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2018, for the one vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals, which will exist as of January 1, 2019, to fill the seat of Judge Michael Vigil.

The New Mexico Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Friday, January 11, 2019, to interview applicants for the position at the Supreme Court Building, 237 Don Gaspar Avenue in Santa Fe, NM.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

James Waylon Counts
Zachary Arthur Ives
Martha Anne Kelley
Kerry Christopher Kiernan
James P. Lyle
Arthur William Pepin
Charles Rennick
William Daniel Slease
Roscoe Augustus Woods
Jane Bloom Yohalem

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Applicant Announcement

Posted December 14, 2018

Twenty-Nine (29) applicants have been received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Thursday December 13, 2018, for the three Judicial Vacancies on the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Metropolitan Courthouse, located at 401 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, to evaluate the applicants for this position.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Anthony A. Apodaca, Jr.
Cynthia Marie Armijo
Edward L. Benavidez
Felicia R. Blea-Rivera
Kevin de Rijk
Steven Gary Diamond
Bruce Crawford Fox
Rodney Lawrence Gabaldon
Rose Mary Garcia
Andrea Inez Gunderson
Veronica Lee Hill
Jason Matthew Jaramillo
Ellen Dorothy Lloyd
Anthony Wade Long
Brittany Maldonado Malott
Mari Luz Martinez
Bridget Lee McKenney
Kenny Montoya
Christopher Moore
David Allen Murphy
Rebecca Obenshain O’Gawa
Carlos Francisco Pacheco
Joseph Repito Sanchez
Joshua Jamison Sanchez
Courtney Ann Schumacher
Matthias Woods Swonger
Brigitte (B.C.) Thomas
Kelly Villanueva
George Bond Yu

New Mexico Supreme Court Applicant Announcement

Posted December 7, 2018

Fourteen (14) applicants have been received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Thursday December 6, 2018, for the Judicial Vacancy on the Supreme Court due to the retirements of the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Daniels and the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, effective Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

The New Mexico Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Supreme Court Building, 237 Don Gaspar Avenue in Santa Fe, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

C. Shannon Bacon
Beatrice J. Brickhouse
Geenebah Michelle Brown-Yazzie
James Waylon Counts
George Phillip Eichwald
Timothy Glenn Ellington
Damon Paul Martinez
Jeff Foster McElroy
Mel “Dylan” O’Reilly
Arthur William Pepin
William Daniel Slease
David K. Thomson
Jane Bloom Yohalem
Linda Miriam Vanzi

New Mexico Sixth Judicial District Court Announcement of Vacancy

Posted December 6, 2018

A vacancy on the Sixth Judicial District Court will exist as of January 2, 2019 due to the retirement of The Honorable Judge J.C. Robinson effective January 1, 209. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Administrator of the Court.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the Sixth Judicial District Court 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: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting the Judicial Selection Office at 505.277.4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Sixth Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission will convene on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Grant County Courthouse 201 N. Cooper Street, Main Courtroom, 2nd Floor, Silver City, NM 88061. 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.

Second Judicial District Court Division XVII - Civil Announcement of Vacancy

Posted December 3, 2018

The Second Judicial District Court announces the retirement of the Honorable Judge Nan Nash effective, January 1, 2019. This judicial vacancy will be for Division XVII (Civil), inquires regarding specific details for the judicial vacancy should be direct to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Dean Sergio Pareja of the UNM School of Law, designated by the New Mexico Constitution to Chair the District Court Nominating Committee, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or by email by contacting Beverly Akin at (505) 277-4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Tuesday, January 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2019, at the Second Judicial District Court located at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Room 338, Albuquerque, NM 87102, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

Second Judicial District Court Division VI - Criminal Announcement of Vacancy

Posted December 3, 2018

Due to the November 6, 2018 elections, one vacancy on the Second Judicial District Court will exist as of January 1, 2019, to fill the seats of Judge Briana Zamora; this judicial vacancy will be for the Division VI (CRIMINAL). Inquiries regarding specific details for this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Dean Sergio Pareja of the UNM School of Law, designated by the New Mexico Constitution to Chair the District Court Nominating Committee, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or by email by contacting Beverly Akin at (505) 277-4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Second Judicial District Court located at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Room 338, Albuquerque, NM 87102, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

New Mexico Second Judicial District Court Nominees

Posted November 28, 2018

The Second Judicial District Court Nominating Commission convened on November 27, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the eleven (11) applicants for the criminal vacancy on the Second Judicial District Court

The Commission recommends the following applicants to Governor Susana Martinez:

Stephen French
Ned Fuller
Daniel Jose Gallegos
Chris Schultz

Second Judicial District Court Nominating Commission - Revised

Posted November 19, 2018

Eleven (11) applications have been received in the Judicial Selection Office as of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018, for the Judicial Vacancy in the Second Judicial District Court due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Alan M. Malott effective October 31, 2018.

The District Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:00 am on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Bernalillo County Courthouse, 400 Lomas NW, Albuquerque, NM, to evaluate the applicants for this position.

The Commission meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to make public comment are requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.

The names of the applicants in alphabetical order:

Edward L. Benavidez
Steven Diamond
Stephen French
Ned Fuller
Daniel Jose Gallegos
Denise Hall
Gloria Irene Lucero
James P. Lyle
Chris Schultz
Brian A. Thomas
Lisa Torraco

New Mexico Court of Appeals Announcement of Vacancy

Posted November 15, 2018

Due to the November 6, 2018 elections, one vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals Court will exist as of January 1, 2019, to fill the seat of Judge Michael Vigil. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Administrator of the Court.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the Appellate Court 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, http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting the Judicial Selection Office at 505.277.4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:00. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Appellate Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Friday, January 11, 2019, to interview applicants for the position at the Supreme Court Building, 237 Don Gaspar Avenue in Santa Fe, NM. 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.

Second Judicial District Court Announcement of Vacancy

Posted November 9, 2018

The Second Judicial District Court announces the retirement of the Honorable Judge Alan M. Malott effective October 31, 2018.  This judicial vacancy will be for the CRIMINAL DIVISION, inquiries regarding more specific details of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Dean Sergio Pareja of the UNM School of Law, designated by the New Mexico Constitution to Chair the District Court Nominating Committee, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website:  http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or by email by contacting Beverly Akin at (505) 277-4700.  The deadline for applications has been set for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:00 p.m.  Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Second Judicial District Court located at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Announcement of Vacancy (Revised)

Posted November 8, 2018

Due to the November 6, 2018 elections, two vacancies on the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court will exist as of January 1, 2019, to fill the seats of Judge Kenny Montoya and Judge Edward Benavidez. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of these judicial vacancies should be directed to the Administrator of the Court.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court 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: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting the Judicial Selection Office at 505.277.4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Thursday, December 13, 2018, by 5:00 pm. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Nominating Commission will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, to interview applicants for the positions at the Metropolitan Courthouse, located at 401 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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.

Judicial Notice of Resignation

Second Judicial District

Posted November 5, 2018

The Second Judicial District Court announces the retirement of the Honorable Judge Nan Nash effective January 1, 2019. A Judicial Nominating Commission will be convened in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Second Judicial District Courthouse in January, 2019 to interview applicants for these vacancies.

Further information on the application process can be found on the Judicial Selection website (http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/index.html), updates regarding the vacancy and the news release.

Second Judicial District Court Announcement Of Vacancy

Posted October 16, 2018

The Second Judicial District Court announces the retirement of the Honorable Judge Alan M. Malott effective October 31, 2018. Inquiries regarding more specific details of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Chief Judge or the Administrator of the court.

Dean Sergio Pareja of the UNM School of Law, designated by the New Mexico Constitution to Chair the District Court Nominating Committee, solicits applications for this position from lawyers who meet the statutory qualifications in Article VI, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.

Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from the Judicial Selection website: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or by email by contacting Beverly Akin at (505) 277-4700. The deadline for applications has been set for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Second Judicial District Court located at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, to evaluate the applicants for this position. The Committee meeting is open to the public and members of the public who wish to be heard about any of the candidates will have an opportunity to be heard.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Announcement of Vacancy

Posted October 9, 2018

A vacancy on the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court will exist as of January 1, 2019, due to the retirements of the Honorable Judge Sharon Walton, effective Monday, December 31, 2018. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Administrator of the Court.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court 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: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting the Judicial Selection Office at 505.277.4700. The deadline for applications has been set for December 13, 2018 by 5:00 pm. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Nominating Commission will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, to interview applicants for the position at the Metropolitan Courthouse, located at 401 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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.

New Mexico Supreme Court Announcement of Vacancy

Posted October 1, 2018

A vacancy on the Supreme Court will exist as of January 2, 2019, due to the retirements of the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Daniels and the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, effective Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Inquiries regarding the details or assignment of this judicial vacancy should be directed to the Administrator of the Court.

Sergio Pareja, Chair of the Supreme Court 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: http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.html, or emailed to you by contacting the Judicial Selection Office at 505.277.4700. The deadline for applications has been set for December 6, 2018 by 5:00 pm. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Applicants seeking information regarding election or retention if appointed should contact the Bureau of Elections in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The New Mexico Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019, to interview applicants for the position at the Supreme Court Building, 237 Don Gaspar Avenue in Santa Fe, NM. 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.