The Supreme Court consists of 5 justices and is located in Santa Fe. It is the court of last resort and supervises all subordinate courts and lawyers admitted to the state. The New Mexico Supreme Court has accepted forms for divorce and parentage cases. If you do not have a lawyer, you are expected to use these forms. The forms are available on the Supreme Court`s “Criminal, Civil and Family Forms” website. A number of family law form packages, including divorce, child custody and support, and parentage, can be purchased at the court`s PST for $5 to $20 per kit, or you can download and print them yourself from the various records. The packages contain the basic forms you need just in case. Below are also instructions on how to download the forms. The mission of the New Mexico Department of Justice is to protect the rights and freedoms of the people of New Mexico guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the State of New Mexico and the United States. resolve disputes fairly; and ensuring access to justice for all. Official forms created or modified specifically for use in the District of New Mexico. Forms are available in Acrobat PDF unless otherwise noted.
The Supreme Court of New Mexico is the state`s highest court and final reviewing court. In addition to reviewing lower court decisions, the Supreme Court, as the head of the judiciary, has general administrative and supervisory authority over all state courts and the regulation of lawyers. The court has the power to sanction lawyers and judges for professional misconduct and unethical conduct. Please note: These forms indicate that office workers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Until further notice, office hours will be temporarily changed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. State laws and court rules impose new requirements in guardianship and curatorship cases as of July 1, 2018. Tutors and conservators must use new forms when submitting a report, inventory and proof of binding. New laws and rules also affect who needs to be informed, access to court records and hearings throughout a proceeding. The following forms are available to facilitate court proceedings before the First Judicial District Court. If you can`t find a specific form or need more information, call 505-455-8146.
The Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear direct appeals in criminal cases in which the Court of First Instance has imposed a life sentence or the death penalty or granted a habeas corpus application, in all cases by the Public Regulatory Commission, as well as in electoral disputes. At its discretion, the court may issue documents of certiorari, mandamus, prohibition and supervisory control. Once a case is accepted by the court, the parties file written pleadings setting out the legal arguments and case law citations in support of those arguments. The records, proceedings and evidence of the trial court are considered together with the oral arguments. Some cases are submitted orally to the Court and others only for pleadings. General Hours of Operation Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. General questions are answered and forms can be picked up New Mexico`s court system offers many programs and services to help with various legal issues. Please choose from the options below to see what best suits your needs. Take a closer look at how state courts protect our rights and freedoms Official forms approved by the U.S. Judicial Conference for use in all federal district courts.
For example, the civil cover page (JS 044), civil summons (AO 440), and notification, approval, and referral of a device application (or civil action) to a district judge (AO 085A) (AO 085). The comprehensive New Mexico District Court Self-Help Guide includes general information on how to represent yourself in court, a resource guide with a list of legal services and referral programs available throughout New Mexico, and individual chapters. The Self Help Center also offers many forms for other purposes, such as applications, guardianship of kinship, name changes, driver`s license recovery, etc. If you need a form, ask them first – but remember, they don`t have forms for all uses and may not have the form you need. If you can`t find the forms you`re looking for on our website, you can contact the New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library or an attorney. The work of preparing advisory opinions is distributed equitably and randomly among the five judges. After referral to the Court of Justice, the Court first discusses it before the empowered draftsman drafts an opinion which circulates to the other judges. The adoption of an opinion, decision or order requires the votes of three members of the Tribunal. In some cases, a member of the Court may decide to present a particularly concurring opinion or a dissenting opinion. However, it is the majority opinion of the court that determines the law of the case. Search your city to find out which country you`re in Mac users: Safari may block pop-ups by default. You can go to your Safari menu, Settings, and then Security to allow pop-ups.
Self-Help Interview Hours 15-minute interviews are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Come early and be prepared to wait. Please do not bring small children. We work to protect you – Learn more about how the reserved party`s declaration on firearms ownership This court must have appellate jurisdiction for: criminal cases where the penalty imposed is life imprisonment or the death penalty, appeals by the Public Regulation Commission, appeals against writs of habeas corpus, appeals in trials against appointments and dismissal of public officials. A free mobile app provides convenient access to information on civil and criminal cases, including scheduled hearings. (800) 288-7207 – toll free from New Mexico (800) 585-7631 – toll-free from outside New Mexico.