To download a copy of this RFP issued on April 21, 2021, CLICK HERE.
On written request by the Chair of the Judicial Standards Commission, the Attorney General released a formal opinion today finding the recent statutory amendment expanding the Judicial Standards Commission’s jurisdiction to include hearing officers, special masters, special commissioners, etc. to be unconstitutional.
After considering the one public comment received, on February 10, 2020 the Commission adopted revisions to its procedural rules. The newly revised rules are published elsewhere on this site under Resources>Governing Provisions of Law.
The Commission is considering further amendments to its procedural rules and requests public commentary be submitted by mail. Comments must be received by the Commission on or before January 10, 2020 to be considered. To view or download the proposed amendments, click here.
On November 5, 2019, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Resignation in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hobbs Municipal Court Judge Benjamin Harrison. After Judge Harrison received a Notice of Formal Proceedings from the Commission in June 2019, he resigned from office effective August 30, 2019. To close the Commission’s case, however, the judge … Read More
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently appointed four public members to the Commission filling vacancies and/or positions whose terms expired. The newly appointed members are: Twilla Thomason of Hobbs, William Foote, Ph.D. of Albuquerque, Jean Kamm of Raton, and Kevin Dixon, Ph.D. of Albuquerque. Of these members, Dr. Dixon previously served on the Commission from 2010-2011 by appointment of Governor Bill … Read More
On May 10, 2019, the Supreme Court granted the Commission’s motion and unsealed its file, accepted the stipulation agreement between Torrance County Magistrate Judge Heath White and the Commission, and ordered his immediate temporary suspension without pay pending completion of his pending criminal and Commission proceedings. The Commission petitioned the Supreme Court for the action on April 19, 2019. The … Read More
On April 8, 2019, the Supreme Court issued an order granting the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline and publicly censured Hon. Albert J. Mitchell, Jr., Tenth Judicial District Court Judge. To view or download a copy of the disciplinary petition click here, and for the Supreme Court’s Order and Public Censure click here.
On April 8, 2019, the Supreme Court issued an order granting the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline and publicly censured Hon. Steve Guthrie, Otero County Magistrate Court Judge. To view or download a copy of the disciplinary petition click here, and for the Supreme Court’s Order and Public Censure click here.
On March 29, 2019, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hon. Dorothy Encinias, Moriarty Municipal Court Judge. The Commission had originally filed a Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline on January 3, 2019 with the Supreme Court, in which it was … Read More