Second Judicial District Court
The Court Clinic has been providing services in the Second Judicial District Court for 30 years.
Timothy Reed, LCSW, is the Court Clinic Director, which is staffed by licensed mental health professionals that conduct court ordered services ranging from mediation to advisory consultation. The services assist parents and the Court in determining custody and timesharing in the best interests of children.
Court Clinic services are available only by court order. Parties may request mediation services by completing a Court Clinic Referral Order (CCRO) and submitting it to their judge for approval.
Court Clinic mediation services are free. There is a per party for Advisory Consultations, Scheduled On Call Consultations, and Priority Consultations. Advisory consultation fees must be paid prior to the service being scheduled. Scheudled On Call Consultation and Priority Consultation fees are required the day the service is provided. All fees are subject to a sliding scale. Please click here to view the Court Clinic fee schedule.
Pursuant to NMSA 1978 §40-12-3(F), “Mediation” means a confidential process in which parties meet with a Clinician in order to assist the parties in focusing on the needs of the children and to assist in reaching a mutually acceptable parenting plan regarding the children.
Consultations provided to the Court whenever the Court requires this service. This service is immediate assistance by a clinician.
- Priority Consultations/Scheduled On Call Consultations: Pursuant to NMSA §40-12-3(C), “Priority Consultation” (“PC”) means the Court has requested specific information and has approved an immediate and brief assessment regarding the parenting situation and suggestions regarding temporary arrangements. An appointment is set with the parties, relevant caregivers, and the children to provide suggestions directed to the best interests of the children. Priority Consultations with recommendations provided in oral testimony are called “scheduled consultations” and assessments with recommendations provided in written reports are called “priority consultations.” (See LR 2-401)
- Advisory Consultations: Pursuant to NMSA §40-12-3(A), “Advisory Consultation” (“AC”) means a brief assessment about the parenting situation and a written report summarizing the information for the parties, the attorneys and the Court, including an assessment by a Clinician of the positions, situation and relationships of family members and suggestions regarding specific plans, general issues or requested action.
- Psychological Testing/Assessments
- Relocation/Risk Assessment
400 Lomas Blvd NW
Room 210, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Monday – Friday
8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.