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COURT CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: All Offices and Divisions of the Second Judicial District Court will be closed Monday, October 09, 2017 in observance of Columbus Day.


PUBLIC NOTICE:  Due to state budget cuts, the Second Judicial District Court has been forced to reduce the number of hours its public service windows are open starting Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Click here for more details.

Second Judicial District Court Pretrial Services Prominently Featured at National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies Annual Conference

Second Judicial District Court Presiding Criminal Division Judge Charles Brown, Kelly Bradford, Pretrial Services Director, Joy Willis, Attorney Supervisor, and Gilbert Jaramillo, Program Manager, were asked to be guest speakers at the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) 45th Annual Conference and Training Institute. Learn More

Judge Marie Ward Selected As New Presiding Judge Of Children's Court

The Honorable Marie Ward will be the new Presiding Judge of the Second Judicial District Court Children’s Court Division. Learn More

The Honorable John Romero, Jr. Named President-Elect of the NCJFCJ

The Honorable John Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, N.M. will become president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) next July 2018. He will be the first president representing New Mexico in the organization’s 81 years. Learn More

Second Judicial District Court Implements New User-Friendly Jury Management System

Jurors will now have a new user-friendly jury system to use in the Second Judicial District Court to make the jury experience easier and more rewarding. Learn More

Data-Driven Tool To Help Judges Assess Defendants' Pretrial Risk

The Second Judicial District Court has implemented a new data-driven  risk assessment tool known as the Public Safety Assessment, or PSA, to provide objective information for judges in determining conditions of release for criminal defendants awaiting trial. Learn More

LawLaPalooza Dates/Times/Locations

The dates, times and locations for LawLaPalooza events in 2017 are now available. LawLaPalooza provides legal advice for low-income residents of Bernalillo County. Learn More

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE: On August 2017, the Second Judicial District Courtwould like to acknowledge Court Clerk Supervisor, Ann, in the Civil Division. Ann was recently recognized by a local law firm for her excellent communication, availability and immediate attention to cases, including those that are e-filed. Ann is always extremely helpful, professional and courteous to customers in person and over the phone. Thank you Ann for your high level of professionalism and quality of service.


The Second Judicial District Court is proud of our employees and their dedication to the public they serve. These individuals are committed to the community and to equal, impartial and timely access to the Court. If you would like to recognize a SJDC employee for a job well done, please click here






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