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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Tribunal Metropolitano del Condado de Bernalillo

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All Offices and Divisions of the Metropolitan Court will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  Misdemeanor Custody Arraignments, Felony First Appearances and Preliminary Hearings will not be held that day.

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

NMHBA Law Camp Visits Metro Court

Two groups of aspiring attorneys from the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association Law Camp visited the Metropolitan Court in June and July for a tour of New Mexico’s busiest court and to compete in mock trial. Read More

Resource Day Serves Nearly 250 Veterans!

For a second year, the Community Veterans Court opened its Resource Day to veterans outside of the program, and as hoped, hundreds of veterans came out to the event! Read More

Staffed Trained on Medication Assisted Treatment

Metro Court’s Specialty Court Judges and Probation staff were provided in-depth training on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) by Dr. Ruth Potee in June. The training was facilitated by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Read 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

Judge Jason M. Jaramillo Joins the Court’s Civil Division

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court welcomes Judge Jason M. Jaramillo, who was appointed to Division XII of the court by Governor Lujan Grisham in early May. Judge Jaramillo serves in the court’s Civil Division. Read 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

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