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

03/12/19 WARREN G. WALTON: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-36763, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2016-101, 2016-139, 2017-108, 2017-041 and 2017-053

On March 12, 2019, the Supreme Court granted the Commission’s uncontested Motion to Enforce the breach provision of the stipulated agreement that the Court accepted and issued a disciplinary order to the Hon. Warren G. Walton, Colfax County Magistrate Judge, on December 31, 2018, and issued the public censure on January 4, 2019 (see prior dated posts below). The Supreme … Read More

12/31/18 WARREN G. WALTON: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-36763, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2016-101, 2016-139, 2017-108, 2017-041 and 2017-053

The Supreme Court issued a public censure to Colfax County Magistrate Judge Warren G. Walton on December 31, 2018, which will be published in the New Mexico State Bar Bulletin. The Court had previously issued the underlying disciplinary order on December 18, 2017, granting the Commission’s Petition for Discipline Upon Stipulation, which was filed on November 22, 2018.  To download … Read More

11/19/18 Debt Collected in STEVEN G. RYAN, Supreme Court Case No. 33,369, JSC Inquiry Nos. 1996-006, 1996-060 & 1996-065

On November 19, 2018, former Las Cruces Municipal Court Judge Steven G. Ryan satisfied the $958.66 outstanding judgment lien including interest which the Commission recorded after Ryan failed to repay costs ordered by the Supreme Court. Ryan resigned in the 1990s upon stipulated agreement with the Commission that was approved and ordered by the Supreme Court. In 2012 on motion … Read More

5/10/18 Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Writ of Prohibition and Emergency Stay

On April 9, 2018, the Commission petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to issue a Writ of Prohibition and Emergency Stay, No. S-1-SC-36879, concerning a civil complaint filed in the Eleventh Judicial District Court on January 8, 2018 styled, Honorable Trudy Reed-Chase, et al. v. New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission, No. D-1116-CV-2018-19-3, which sought to obtain materials which may be … Read More

JOE I. DOMINGUEZ: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-36868, JSC Inquiry No. 2018-019

On February 6, 2018, the Commission filed a Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension concerning Hon. Joe I. Dominguez, Tucumcari Municipal Court Judge, the day following his arrest for DWI.  On February 14, 2018, Judge Dominguez stipulated to the temporary suspension, which the Commission filed with the Court.  On February 22, 2018, the Supreme Court granted the motion, accepted the stipulation … Read More