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Mongolian judges learn about the U.S. legal system in visit to Second Judicial District Court

Five judges from Mongolia visited New Mexico in late June, stopping in at the Second Judicial District Court along the way. Learn More

State Bar Selects Judge Stan Whitaker for 2019 Justice Pamela B. Minzer Professionalism Award

The State Bar of New Mexico has selected Second Judicial District Court Chief Judge Stan Whitaker to receive the Justice Pamela B. Minzer Professionalism Award for 2019. Learn More

New online system lets parties settle financial disputes without going to court

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) started June 3 as a pilot program in courts in the Sixth and Ninth Judicial Districts. It begins June 10 in the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque and on June 17 in the Metropolitan Court in Bernalillo County. The service will be expanded statewide later. Learn More

State Bar Names District Court’s Judicial Supervision and Diversion Program “Outstanding Program” for 2019

The State Bar of New Mexico has named the Second Judicial District Court’s Judicial Supervision and Diversion Program (JSDP) its “Outstanding Legal Program” for 2019. Learn More

Citizens Laud Civil Division Clerks for Outstanding Customer Service

Multiple staff members in the Second Judicial District Court Clerk’s Office recently earned compliments from members of the public for providing outstanding customer service. Learn More

Increased Use of Preliminary Hearings Improves Criminal Justice Outcomes and Protects the Public

Chief Judge Stan Whitaker and Presiding Criminal Judge Charles Brown recently updated the New Mexico Supreme Court on SJDC efforts to improve criminal justice outcomes in Bernalillo County. By increasing the use of preliminary hearings, criminal cases are resolved sooner, which saves taxpayer money and promotes swift justice for those who break the law. See Judge Whitaker’s and Judge Brown’s update here.

 

 


New! Online Dispute Resolution - Solve Debt and Money Due Cases Online!


Online Dispute Resolution is a new, easy-to-use service for resolving debt and money due lawsuits.  The online system offers a convenient alternative to appearing in court by allowing parties to negotiate through private online messages from any location with internet access. 

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ADA ACCOMMODATION

The Second Judicial District Court will make all reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of is programs, services and activities.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a service, program, or activity of the Second Judicial District Court should contact its ADA Coordinator, Art Gallegos, at (505) 841-7425 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

Request for Accommodation for a Court Hearing at SJDC:  Counsel or self-represented litigants may notify the Clerk of the Court of the nature of the disability at least five (5) business days before any hearing so appropriate accommodations may be made.

For more information, see SJDC's Notice of Non-Discrimination and SJDC's Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS AND PUBLIC CHANGE TO ACCEPTANCE OF CASH PAYMENT

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COURTHOUSE ACCESS POLICY

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: The Clerk’s Domestic Relations Division received a wonderful call from a customer who wanted to thank the Clerk’s Office, specifically Delilah, who helped the customer with a name change.  She said Delilah called her out of the blue today, and asked her if she still wanted a copy of her Final Decree which the Clerk’s Office been holding for her awaiting payment.  She asked Delilah if she could read to her the Final Decree to see if it stated her name change from married to birth name (the individual was adopted and was about to reopen her adoption case to retrieve sealed documents indicating her birth name).  Delilah read her the Final Decree and informed the customer that her name change was granted changing back to her birth name.  The customer stated that Delilah saved her probably hundreds of dollars in additional fees just by making a call.  The customer was elated and very appreciative - not only by the news but by how sincere and pleasant Delilah was over the phone.  Now the customer will be able to obtain her real ID with the paperwork Delilah diligently followed up on with a simple telephone call.

This is not the first time Delilah has received a compliment for her calming, friendly demeanor over the phone.  Not so long ago, a senior citizen by the name of Esther complimented Delilah on how efficient and friendly she was after retrieving Esther's request and calling her back the same day.  Esther was overjoyed with Delilah's efficiency and was extremely appreciative.

 

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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