PAMELA D. SMITH: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-36686, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2017-138 and 2017-139

On October 4, 2017, the Commission filed a Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension without Pay concerning Sierra County Probate Court Judge Pamela D. Smith. A week later on October 11, 2017, the Commission filed a Motion to Accept Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings. Later the same day, the Supreme Court issued an order granting the Commission’s motion, ordering Smith’s resignation by 5:00 p.m. that day, and permanently barring her from ever holding judicial office again in New Mexico.  To download a copy of the temporary suspension petition, click here; for the motion to accept permanent resignation, click here; and for the Supreme Court’s order, click here.