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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Tribunal Metropolitano del Condado de Bernalillo

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Effective July 1, 2019, the public lockers at the front entrance of the courthouse will no longer be available.  

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

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. Learn More

Outreach Court Hosts Community Provider Summit

As part of the program’s recent restructuring, Metro Court’s Outreach Court invited community providers from across Albuquerque to take part in its renewed efforts to end the cycle of homelessness. The May 3rd Community Provider Summit was held to connect service providers with the Court and to provide a process in which the agencies will now serve as the gateway for participants to enter the program. Read More

Metro Court Welcomes New Judges

Three newly appointed judges joined the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in February; Judge Brittany Maldonado Malott, Division X; Judge Felicia Blea-Rivera, Division XV; and Judge David A. Murphy, Division XVI. All three judges are serving in the criminal division of the court. Read More

The Honorable Sandra Engel named Chief Judge of the Metropolitan Court

The judges of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court have elected a new Chief Judge, the Honorable Sandra Engel, to head the state’s busiest court. Judge Engel will succeed Judge Edward L. Benavidez who has served as Chief Judge of the court since 2017. Judge Engel’s term will begin on January 1, 2019.Read More

Specialty Courts Awarded $2 Million Grant

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court has been awarded a new five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to enhance seven of its Specialty Court Programs. The grant will allow the court to offer recovery support services and recovery housing to specialty court participants for the first time. Read More

Urban Native American Healing to Wellness Court Hosts First Resource Day

Seventeen agencies from across the state lined Metro Court’s 2nd Floor Jury Room on Thursday, October 4th for the first-ever Urban Native American Healing to Wellness Court Resource Day. The agencies in attendance offered various services for Native Americans and provided participants information ranging from education, health care, support groups, life skills training, and alternative therapy to job opportunities. “Other specialty courts have had their own Resource Days, and we saw the need to have one specifically geared toward meeting the needs of our Native American participants,” said Judge Renée Torres, who presides over the Urban Native American Healing to Wellness Court. Read 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