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Supervisor of Interpreter Services is Second District Court’s ‘Distinguished Performer’

More than 3,600 times last year alone, someone involved in a Second Judicial District Court proceeding needed spoken words or written text interpreted from English into their native language. Each time, Court Interpreter Supervisor Rosa Lopez-Gaston was responsible for making sure it happened. Learn More

Second Judicial District Launches Specialty Court for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

The Second Judicial District Court collaborated with the City of Albuquerque to secure funding for a specialty court in which the University of New Mexico’s Psychiatric Center (“UPC”) can request court-appointed outpatient treatment and support for individuals with a serious mental illness. Learn More

The Honorable Stan Whitaker is the New Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Court

The Honorable Stan Whitaker is the new Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Court, following a unanimous vote by his colleagues on the bench.

Judge Nash Reflects on her Time with the Second Judicial District Court

SJDC Chief Judge Nan Nash retired on December 31, 2018. Before officially stepping down, Judge Nash took some time to reflect on what has been a truly outstanding public service career. Learn More

Second District Court’s Giving Tree Sprouts Hundreds of Gifts for Local Charities

Second Judicial District Court employees and members of the public showed great generosity in donating to local community service groups through the Court's third annual Giving Tree Project. Learn more

Second Judicial District Court's Giving Tree Campaign is Underway

For the third consecutive year, the Second Judicial District Court has organized a Giving Tree Project. Everyone is encouraged to donate. Learn More

Court’s Family Advocacy Program Earns State Bar Award, New Federal Grant

It started as a pilot program in Sandoval County District Court with one paid staff member assisted by a group of interns. Five years later, the Family Advocacy Program is a joint initiative of the Second and Thirteenth Judicial Districts and the Administrative Office of the Courts. Learn More

District Courts Tackling Mental Health Issues

A person experiencing a mental health crisis is more likely to be arrested than referred to treatment, and time in jail often worsens the mental health condition, according to research by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Learn More

On Constitution Day, Let us Reflect on the True Role of the Judiciary

On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention met to sign the document they had spent the previous four months drafting. That document, the U.S. Constitution, outlines the basic structure of our nation’s government. Learn More


The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for Contract Attorney for the Residential Mortgage Settlement Facilitation Project ("RMFSF").  Click here for more details.



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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 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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