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PUBLIC NOTICE:  Effective July 02, 2018 the Second Judicial District Court will change the hours the customer service windows are open to the public.  Click here for more details.


Second Judicial District Court Honors the Legacy of Judge Elizabeth Whitefield

The Second Judicial District Court would like recognize Judge Elizabeth Whitefield, who passed away on August 11, 2018. Judge Whitefield retired from the Family Court bench in 2016, but she continued to serve the Court in a volunteer role—doing everything from presiding over hearings to processing paperwork—until just before her death. Learn More

The Honorable John J. Romero, Jr. Elected as President of the NCJFCJ

The Honorable John J. Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, N.M. was sworn in as 2018-2019 president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) at the NCJFCJ 81st Annual Conference. Learn More

Court’s Summer Interns Gain Real World Experience and Assist the Court

Four students recently gained invaluable experience through summer internships at the Second Judicial District Court—and they all said their positive experience at this Court convinced them to continue pursuing careers in the legal profession. Learn More

REAL ID Free Legal Fair Set for Saturday, July 21 at Barelas Community Center

ALBUQUERQUE – Anyone with questions about how to get a REAL ID driver’s license should attend the free legal fair on Saturday, July 21, 2018 Learn More

SJDC Staff Participate in Mental Health Awareness Event

Gilbert Jaramillo, Anthony Rodulfo and Kelly Bradford represented the Second Judicial District Court at the recent Mental Health Awareness Day on Albuquerque's Civic Plaza. Learn More

Second Judicial District DWI Court Celebrates New Graduates; Zero Percent Recidivism Rate

Jerome Sanchez and Zachary Apodaca graduated from the Second Judicial District DWI Court Program on April 11, 2018, and based on the program’s track record, there’s almost no chance either of them will face DWI charges again. Learn More

Thirty-One New Families Celebrated at Children’s Court Adoption Day Event

The Second Judicial District Court kicked off Mother’s Day weekend by celebrating adoption proceedings that produced 31 new families. Learn More

Peter H. Johnstone Day Offers Couples a Chance to Resolve Family Law Cases Free of Charge

Couples facing family law issues—such as s divorce, child custody and timesharing—without the assistance of attorneys have a chance to settle their cases free of charge at the Second Judicial District Court’s Peter H. Johnstone Pro Se Pro Bono Mediation Day. Learn More

Committee Selects ‘A View from Gold Mountain’ as Courthouse’s Asian-American Monument

“A View from Gold Mountain” is the name of the sculpture to be installed on the west side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse to recognize the Asian American community’s historical relationship with the justice system. Learn More

Second Judicial District Court Judges Bacon and Franchini will Chair Guardianship Reform Committee

The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed Second Judicial District Court Judge C. Shannon Bacon, Chair, and Judge Nancy Franchini, Vice-Chair, of a committee charged with implementing steps for improving the state’s adult guardianship system.Learn More


Click here to access RFP No. 2019-1.



The Second Judicial District Court is dedicated to serving the community by providing equal access to justice through the fair, timely and efficient resolution of all cases. This policy is to establish guidelines for Courthouse access, which respects the dignity of the courtroom and the proceedings occurring the Courthouse.  Click here to read the policy.


EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE: The Clerk’s Domestic Relations Division received a wonderful call from a customer who wanted to thank the Clerk’s Office, specifically Delilah, who helped the customer with a name change.  She said Delilah called her out of the blue today, and asked her if she still wanted a copy of her Final Decree which the Clerk’s Office been holding for her awaiting payment.  She asked Delilah if she could read to her the Final Decree to see if it stated her name change from married to birth name (the individual was adopted and was about to reopen her adoption case to retrieve sealed documents indicating her birth name).  Delilah read her the Final Decree and informed the customer that her name change was granted changing back to her birth name.  The customer stated that Delilah saved her probably hundreds of dollars in additional fees just by making a call.  The customer was elated and very appreciative - not only by the news but by how sincere and pleasant Delilah was over the phone.  Now the customer will be able to obtain her real ID with the paperwork Delilah diligently followed up on with a simple telephone call.

This is not the first time Delilah has received a compliment for her calming, friendly demeanor over the phone.  Not so long ago, a senior citizen by the name of Esther complimented Delilah on how efficient and friendly she was after retrieving Esther's request and calling her back the same day.  Esther was overjoyed with Delilah's efficiency and was extremely appreciative.

​The Clerk’s Domestic Relations Division also received a call today from another customer who complimented Jesseca for assisting her over-the-counter with her paperwork/forms.  The customer wanted to point out that Jesseca went above and beyond with helping her organize her paperwork and answering a few questions the customer had about the divorce process.  The customer admitted that she is not always easy to deal with and has been argumentative in the past, but Jesseca was able to spend time with her going over court procedures and what items she would need to fill out to complete her Motion.


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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