UNM Law Library Guide for Public Librarians: NM Courts

Court Structure

Court Type Jury Trials? Published* Case Law?
Supreme Court No Yes
Court of Appeals No Yes
District Courts Yes No
Bernalillo County Metro Court Yes No
Magistrate Courts No No
Probate Courts No No

*Published case law are those court opinions available for use as legal precedent and readily available to the public via the Internet.

Tribal Courts sit outside the court structure of NM

District Courts by County

 

DISTRICTS BY COUNTY

First Judicial District: Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe

Second Judicial District: Bernalillo

Third Judicial District: Dona Ana

Fourth Judicial District: Mora, San Miguel, Guadalupe

Fifth Judicial District: Chaves, Eddy, Lea

Sixth Judicial District: Grant, Luna, Hidalgo

Seventh Judicial District: Catron, Socorro, Sierra, Torrance

Eighth Judicial District: Taos, Colfax, Union

Ninth Judicial District: Curry, Roosevelt

Tenth Judicial District: Harding, Quay, DeBaca

Eleventh Judicial District: San Juan, McKinley

Twelfth Judicial District: Lincoln, Otero

Thirteenth Judicial District: Cibola, Sandoval, Valencia