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First Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Primer Distrito Judicial

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Will I be compensated for jury duty?

The Court is authorized by New Mexico State statute to pay you $6.25 per hour.  State government employees are paid by the State and therefore do not receive the hourly jury wage.  Please be sure to indicate on your questionnaire if you are an employee of a State government entity. 

Other individuals should check with your employer regarding its internal jury service and payment policy.  Employers are not required by law to reimburse employees for jury service.

In addition, round trip mileage from your home to the courthouse will be paid at $0.29 a mile. Payment is computed based upon the information you provide on the juror qualification form and your physical address.  Please be sure to indicate your physical address, along with your zip code, on the form you return.  If you do not want to claim mileage, please indicate so on your questionnaire.  

Checks will be mailed to your home address.  Your payment cannot be split between hourly and mileage reimbursement. On average, reimbursement payments take 6 weeks to process.  If payment is not received within 10 weeks of Jury Service, please contact the Jury Division at 505-455-8225.

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