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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.

New Mexico Court of Appeals Nominees

Posted January 27, 2016

Meeting Agenda

The Appellate Court Judicial Nominating Commission convened today (January 27, 2016) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the three (3) applicants for the vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The Commission recommends the following all three (3) applicants (in alphabetical order) to Governor Susana Martinez:

  • Stephen G. French
  • Ned S. Fuller
  • Julie J. Vargas

2nd Judicial District Court Nominees

Posted January 14, 2016

Meeting Agenda

The District Court Judicial Nominating Commission reconvened today, January 14, 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed its evaluation of the nine (9) applicants for the vacancy on the 2nd Judicial District Court. The Commission recommends the following four (4) applicant(s) to Governor Susana Martinez:

  • Jacqueline R. Medina
  • Jeff Rein
  • Amy Sirignano
  • David N. Williams