JSC Investigative Trial Counsel Position Now Open

JSC is seeking a Investigative Trial Counsel full time attorney position. Please see full job description and duties below. Applications can be found by going to the following link (https://humanresources.nmcourts.gov/home/career-opportunities/) and should be submitted by mail (no emails, faxes, call-ins, walk-ins) to the Executive Director along with a resume, letter of interest, writing sample and 3 references. The target salary … Read More

10/19/2021 STEVE GUTHRIE: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-39014; JSC Inquiry Nos. 2020-017, et al.

On October 19, 2021, the Supreme Court granted a Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline concerning Otero County Magistrate Steve Guthrie’s conduct as charged in JSC Inquiry Nos. 2020-017, 2020-028, 2020-042, 2020-046, 2020-071, 2020-100 & 2020-114. The Supreme Court ordered imposition of the stipulated disciplinary measures, as follows: 30-day suspension without pay, additional training, formal mentorship, and unsupervised … Read More

07/02/2021 KAREN E. GATES: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-38844, JSC Inquiry No. 2020-094

On July 2, 2021, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hon. Karen E. Gates, Cimarron Municipal Court. To view a copy of the full petition, CLICK HERE. To view a copy of the Supreme Court’s Order, CLICK HERE.

DELILAH MONTANO-BACA: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35374, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-048

Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline concerning Sandoval County Magistrate Court Judge Delilah Montano-Baca, SCT Docket No. S-1-SC-35374, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-048. The Court ordered that the Judge complete six (6) months of formal mentorship and one (1) year of probation. All documents available to the public may be obtained from the Supreme … Read More