Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Mediation & Self-Help Division
The Mediation Division provides mediation services in an effort to help parties resolve their small claims civil case so they don’t have to go to court.
The Mediation Division began as a pilot program in 1986 and has evolved into the largest, ongoing court mediation program in the State of New Mexico. The Mediation Division Staff, along with our pool of professionally trained mediators, resolve more than 600 cases per year. The Mediation Division recruits and maintains a pool of approximately 75 professionally trained mediators who provide well over 1000 hours of volunteer time to the court each year.
To learn more about the mediation process, please click here.
Self–Help Center staff explain court processes and provide forms and community and legal resources.
The Self–Help Center was created in 2002 to provide forms and information for civil, landlord/tenant, criminal, and traffic matters. Two paralegals assist more than 1,000 customers per month in person and by telephone.
Services are provided in various languages.