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Courthouse’s Asian-American Monument, ‘A View from Gold Mountain,’ gets formal dedication

Supreme Court Justice Shannon Bacon and Second Judicial District Chief Judge Stan Whitaker were among the dignitaries who spoke at the official dedication of “A View from Gold Mountain,” the sculpture erected as a monument to New Mexico’s Asian American Community. Learn More

Second Judicial District Court Celebrates New Families on National Adoption Day

The Second Judicial District courthouse bustled with activity on a late-November Saturday morning. Judges presided over hearings, but they were not the somber proceedings that typically take place in courtrooms. Learn More

Albuquerque Bar Association Names Cindy Leos 2019 Judge of the Year

Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 6, 2019 — The Honorable Cindy Leos of the Second Judicial District Court has been named 2019 Judge of the Year by the Albuquerque Bar Association. Learn More

First Young Adult Court Graduate Shows How the Program Can Benefit the Community

In the fall of 2017, Adrian Concini stood before a judge facing a possible nine-year prison sentence for two counts of trafficking controlled substances. Twenty-two months later, Concini—now completely sober and gainfully employed—stood next to a judge who had just dismissed his charges, due to his successful completion of the Second Judicial District’s Young Adult Court program. Learn More

International visitors learn about local law-and culture-at Second Judicial District Children's Court

The Second Judicial District Children’s Court hosted a group of international travelers with a specific interest in juvenile justice this month. Learn More

Filing Expungement Petitions

To make the process of filing for the expungement of criminal records easier for all parties, the Second Judicial District Court has created specific forms for filing expungement petitions. The use of these forms is mandatory for filing expungement petitions in the Second Judicial District Court. For more information on the Court's reasons for adopting the use of these forms, please read the Court's Order. The forms for filing expungement petitions are available here.


ADA Accommodations

The Second Judicial District Court will make all reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of is programs, services and activities.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a service, program, or activity of the Second Judicial District Court should contact its ADA Coordinator, Art Gallegos, at (505) 841-7425 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

Request for Accommodation for a Court Hearing at SJDC:  Counsel or self-represented litigants may notify the Clerk of the Court of the nature of the disability at least five (5) business days before any hearing so appropriate accommodations may be made.

For more information, see SJDC's Notice of Non-Discrimination and SJDC's Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Courthouse Access Policy

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.






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