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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

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New Hours of Operation for Metro's Bonding Window:

Holiday Closure Notice: Effective Saturday, September 30, 2017, Metro Court's Bonding Window will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday - Sunday. Metro Court is no longer accepting bonds during "graveyard" hours.

Welcome to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

Our website has been designed to provide you with information about court services and procedures. For questions regarding traffic citations, court hearings, payments, self-help, or other court-related matters, please visit the various links or call 505-841-8151 for Customer Service.Learn More

A way off the streets: Outreach Court offers hope for homeless in trouble

Those who are homeless often find themselves there during the very worst points in their lives. Such was the case for Carla Dominguez, who found herself in recent years homeless in Albuquerque and battling substance abuse. She had several pending shoplifting and criminal damage to property charges to her name. Learn More

West Mesa students see costs of drunken driving

West Mesa High students got a first-hand lesson on the consequences of driving while intoxicated Thursday thanks to a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court program that brings real defendants to local schools. Several hundred students gathered in West Mesa’s Performing Arts Center to watch Judge Yvette K. Gonzales hear two cases from a bench set up on the stage. Learn More

Free Legal Clinics

Metro Court is hosting free Legal Clinics the second Friday of each month! Attorneys are available on-site to provide free civil legal advice in the following areas of law: Landlord/Tenant Consumer Rights Trial Preparation Employee Wage Debts/Bankruptcy Discovery The Clinics are held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Court’s 9th floor.Learn More

Judge Edward L. Benavidez named Chief Judge of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court has elected a new Chief Judge, the Honorable Edward L. Benavidez and a new Presiding Criminal Court Judge, the Honorable Vidalia G. Chavez. Both Judge Benavidez and Judge Chavez began their roles on May 1, 2017. Learn More

Metro Court Receives Clean Audit for 8th Consecutive Year!

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For an ​eighth ​consecutive year, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court has received an unmodified opinion for its external financial audit that resulted with no findings. The annual audit, conducted by ​Ricci & Company​ LL​C​, extensively reviewed financial transactions, budget, purchasing compliance, travel, bond processing, grant awards, information technology policies, fixed assets, reconciliations, statutory compliance, internal controls, and payroll processing.Learn More

Metro Court’s Renee Valdez named Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year

At a reception honoring attorneys, Judges, legal service providers, and others who have volunteered and supported pro bono legal services in the Second Judicial District, Metro Court's own Renee Valdez received the distinguished "Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year" award. Learn More

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