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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Tribunal Metropolitano del Condado de Bernalillo

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All Offices & Divisions of the Metropolitan Court will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

 

Most hearings in the Metropolitan Court are being conducted remotely. For a list of the week's call-in and video information for each judicial division, please click here

For information on Preliminary Examination Hearings only, please click here.

For Helpful Tips for Virtual Hearings, please click here 

 

Notice of Mass Case Reassignment: 
Chief Judge Maria I. Dominguez announced the mass reassignment of cases in Division IV as a result of the 2020 General Election. Pursuant to Rule 23-109 NMRA, Chief Judge Dominguez announced that effective January 11, 2021, all misdemeanor cases previously assigned to Judge Courtney B. Weaks will be reassigned to Judge David A. Murphy.  Individual notices of reassignment will be mailed to the parties.  Parties who have not yet exercised a peremptory excusal, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 7-106 NMRA, will have 10 business days from January 11, 2021 to excuse Judge Murphy in cases filed on or after January 1, 2021.  

 

ATTENTION JURORS:

***Effective November 16, 2020, jury trials not already in progress have been suspended through January 31, 2021 per Supreme Court Order due to the Public Health Emergency.  If you have been summoned for Jury Duty between November 16, 2020 and January 31, 2021, you have been excused and your service is considered complete.***

 

Summoned for Jury Duty??

 Watch this important video message from former Chief Judge Sandra Engel to learn more about what to expect as Metro Court resumes jury trials.  Then, please click on this direct link to complete your Juror Qualification and Questionnaire. 

Please also find a video on COVID Safe Practices throughout the NM Judiciary. 

 

COVID-19 Information & Updates

I'm a juror:

ATTENTION JURORS: 

Your jury service is important, and we want to assure you that the court is making every effort to maintain a clean and sanitary environment.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as; a fever, cough or shortness of breath, or have recently been diagnosed with or in contact with someone with the virus, or traveled outside of the state of New Mexico or outside the United States within the past 14 days, please call the court’s Jury Division at 505-841-8141, as soon as you are aware of your symptoms, but no later than 8:30 a.m. on the first day of your term to discuss options. 

Due to precautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the courts experienced a temporary pause on jury trials.  Although public health concerns remain, the Metropolitan Court continues to take protective measures against the spread of the virus and will resume jury trials on Monday, July 6, 2020.  

The Court will continue to contact you via your email address and/or phone.  If you need to provide the court with updated contact information, please be sure to do this as quickly as possible. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be reporting in-person to the courthouse on your first day of jury duty as originally instructed on your summons. Instead, we are asking that all jurors call our “Code-A-Phone” system at 505-841-8158 each day between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. throughout the end of your term.  In the event that a panel of jurors is selected and instructed to report to the courthouse, your report time will be 11:15 a.m.

Listen to the message carefully…it will provide you with specific daily reporting instructions. You will need to know your group number when listening to this message, in the event that jurors are required to report. The message will be clear and concise.

If you do not understand this email or the recorded message on the Code-a-Phone, please call our direct line at 505-841-8141 and the jury staff will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for your jury service.

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