The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court welcomes news coverage.
However, cameras are not allowed in the courthouse or in courtrooms without the permission of the judge. Please call Communications & Public Outreach Coordinator Camille Baca (505-841-9897) for clearance 24 hours in advance, or as soon as practicable. Courthouse Security will not allow cameras or other audio or video recorders in without prior clearance. The court follows the guidelines laid down in New Mexico Supreme Court Rule 23-107 regarding the recording of court proceedings. The guidelines are designed to ensure the dignity of the proceedings and to guarantee the achievement of a fair and impartial hearing.
Interviews in general will not be allowed in the courtroom. Reporters or camera crews conducting interviews in the hallways or other courthouse areas will be expected to do so courteously, not disturbing other courtroom operations, employees or visitors. Photographers and videographers are expressly prohibited from taking pictures of jurors or prospective jurors.
For specific information about media access to the court, court records and hearings, or interviews with court employees, please contact Camille Baca at 505-841-9897.