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ADR: Paths to Settlement

Resolución Alternativa de Disputas: Vías a la conciliación

Third Judicial

Serving Dona Ana Co., includes Las Cruces

Third District Court ["Programs" - "Problem Solving Courts" - "Family Reunification Court" or "Alternative Dispute Resolution"]

Domestic Relations Mediation Program

Assists with development of Parenting Plans

Civil Settlement Facilitation

Services available to help resolve these case types: environmental issues, contract disputes, collection cases, real estate, foreclosure, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, tort auto, tort (negligence), construction law, product liability, probate litigation, civil rights/discrimination, commercial cases.

Civil Arbitration

Only available for cases where the only relief sought is money in an amount that does not exceed $25k.             

Water Rights Mediation

Service available for one complex case: the Lower Rio Grande Water Rights Adjudication -- a case involving over 18,000 defendants for which the NM Office of the State Engineer is the Plaintiff.                                             


Lisa Betancourt, Program Manager

Children's Court Mediation Program

Third District Court ["Programs" - "Alternative Dispute Resolution" - "Children's Court Mediation"]

Child Abuse and Neglect Mediation

Assists with plans for family treatment & reunification (or termination of rights), child safety & wellbeing

Open Adoptions Mediation

Assists with plans for family transition, schedules for contact and child safety & wellbeing

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