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COURT CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: All Offices And Divisions Of The Second Judicial District Court Will Be Closed

Monday, December 25, 2017 And Monday, January 1, 2018


PUBLIC NOTICE:  Due to state budget cuts, the Second Judicial District Court has been forced to reduce the number of hours its public service windows are open starting Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Click here for more details.

Second Judicial District Court Promotes Career Opportunities and Internships

Second Judicial District Court Human Resource staff members Eric Mitchell and Janet Van Why attended a recent Career Fair at La Cueva High School on October 25, 2017. Learn More

Recent Law-La-Palooza Provides Legal Services to Low-Income Residents and Upcoming REAL ID Free Legal Fair: November 4, 2017

The Second Judicial District Court Pro Bono Committee and the Volunteer Attorney Program (A Program of New Mexico Legal Aid) sponsor four Law-La-Palooza events each year aimed at helping low-income residents with their legal needs. Learn More

Second Judicial District Court Pretrial Services Participates in Albuquerque Celebrate Recovery

The Second Judicial District Court Pretrial Services Division took part in the Albuquerque Celebrate Recovery event recently held on September 28, 2017. Learn More

Second Judicial District Court Pretrial Services Prominently Featured at National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies Annual Conference

Second Judicial District Court Presiding Criminal Division Judge Charles Brown, Kelly Bradford, Pretrial Services Director, Joy Willis, Attorney Supervisor, and Gilbert Jaramillo, Program Manager, were asked to be guest speakers at the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute. Learn More

Judge Marie Ward Selected As New Presiding Judge Of Children's Court

The Honorable Marie Ward will be the new Presiding Judge of the Second Judicial District Court Children’s Court Division. Learn More

The Honorable John Romero, Jr. Named President-Elect of the NCJFCJ

The Honorable John Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, N.M. will become president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) next July 2018. He will be the first president representing New Mexico in the organization’s 81 years. Learn More

Second Judicial District Court Implements New User-Friendly Jury Management System

Jurors will now have a new user-friendly jury system to use in the Second Judicial District Court to make the jury experience easier and more rewarding. Learn More

LawLaPalooza Dates/Times/Locations

The dates, times and locations for LawLaPalooza events in 2017 are now available. LawLaPalooza provides legal advice for low-income residents of Bernalillo County. Learn More


The Second Judicial District Court is dedicated to serving the community by providing equal access to justice through the fair, timely and efficient resolution of all cases. This policy is to establish guidelines for Courthouse access, which respects the dignity of the courtroom and the proceedings occurring the Courthouse.  Click here to read the policy.


EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE: On October 2017, The Pretrial Services Program would like to spotlight the great work and customer service of Naomi.  Naomi joined the Pretrial Service team in February 2017 and hit the ground running taking over the front desk (centralized hub) of Pretrial Services. She works in an extremely fast-paced environment dealing directly with clients, answering phones, messaging staff and keeping the team organized. Naomi is always courteous, understanding and respectful. She is patient and does not hesitate to help someone when in need. Naomi brings an energy to her job that both staff and clients appreciate. In her 8 months with Pretrial Services, Naomi has had countless face to face interactions with clients, always with a winning smile and humorous personality; she is nothing short of a success.


The Second Judicial District Court is proud of our employees and their dedication to the public they serve. These individuals are committed to the community and to equal, impartial and timely access to the Court. If you would like to recognize a SJDC employee for a job well done, please click here






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