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First Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Primer Distrito Judicial

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NOTICE ON ACCESS TO COURT PROCEEDINGS:

Parties represented by counsel will make arrangements through CourtCall at 1-888-882-6878, unless counsel falls under the exceptions outlined in the Fourth Amended Notice issued April 17, 2020 on the Coronavirus as outlined below.

Pro se parties can call (505) 455-8160 to make arrangements to appear telephonically.


FOURTH AMENDED NOTICE

Dated April 17, 2020

(Effective April 21, 2020)

Until the current operating guidelines for the New Mexico Courts which have been put in place concerning the Coronavirus are modified, parties and attorneys are required to appear for all hearings telephonically or through video conferencing. Parties and attorneys are required to appear telephonically or through video conferencing for any hearing, including pretrial conferences, by providing notice to the Court at its sfeddiv2proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov email address at least one (1) business day prior to any such hearing and:

1.      For all cases NOT involving a public health proceeding or a party who is a self-represented litigant, a governmental entity, represented by a civil legal services organization (e.g. New Mexico Legal Aid), or represented by an attorney providing pro bono legal services, by making arrangements for attendance through CourtCall (1-888-882-6878).  

a.      For all cases involving a public health proceeding or a party who is a self-represented litigant, a governmental entity, represented by a civil legal services organization (e.g. New Mexico Legal Aid), or represented by an attorney providing pro bono legal services, by dialing the following phone (505) 455-8160 to make arrangements to appear telephonically.

2.      Video conferencing must be arranged by permission from the Court at the time you notify the Court of your anticipated appearance.

3.      Although the proceeding may be remote, all rules governing demeanor, dress and recording remain in effect.  The official record of any hearing is the record taken or recorded by the Court’s Reporter or Monitor and must be used for all purposes.

4.      This Notice is effective for all hearings scheduled on April 21, 2020 and thereafter until further notice by the Court.

In person courtroom attendance by attorneys and parties shall only be allowed on an emergency basis upon motion and order of the Court.  Spectators and visitors are not allowed in the courtroom, but may attend through the same media available to parties and attorneys in accordance with applicable New Mexico Supreme Court Orders and Rules.

Please monitor the Court’s website for notices concerning current courtroom procedures and guidelines.

Judge Maria Sanchez-Gagne

Last Updated: 4/17/2020


Interpreter Scheduling

To avoid delay or the rescheduling of your hearing, you must notify the TCAA at 455-8160 within 5 days of your scheduled hearing that an interpreter is needed.


Weather Delays and Closures

In the event of a two-hour delay due to adverse weather, all matters scheduled in the delay period will be heard on a trailing docket basis commencing at the conclusion of the delay period.  For example, if the first matter on the docket is scheduled at 8:30 a.m., it will be heard at 10 a.m. at the conclusion of a two-hour delay period and all matters will be heard on a trailing docket, but no earlier than their scheduled hearing time.  If the Court is closed on the day you have a scheduled hearing, your hearing will be rescheduled and noticed by the Court.