Tables of Cases — 2007–Present • 1998–2006 [N.M. Supreme Court Law Library] — Table showing citations and dates, with hyperlinks to opinions, for cases decided by the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. ¶
Trial Court Case Lookup Find data on cases pending in magistrate courts and district courts.
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
New Mexico Tribal Court HandbookState Bar of New Mexico and Tribal Law Journal. “The Indian Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico first published the New Mexico Tribal Court Handbook in 1991 . The State Bar of New Mexico requested the assistance of the Tribal Law Journal to update and publish the latest updates to the Handbook on the Tribal Law Journal’s website. Since the Tribal Law Journal follows an entirely online format, the Handbook will be readily accessible to legal practitioners with consistent updates provided by the Journal’s staff.”
Reference Guide on Media Issues. State Bar of New Mexico, Bench Bar Media Committee. “Judges, lawyers and members of the news media at times find themselves in situations where the interests of free press, fair trial, litigants, witnesses and others are in conflict. These issues frequently arise during the course of a proceeding, with little advance warning. [¶] The Bench Bar Media Committee, as a result of dialogue involving judges, lawyers and journalists, has prepared this quick reference guide on media issues that commonly arise in State District Courts and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. The guide includes some key statutes, Supreme Court Rules, case summaries and
citations dealing with these issues.”
Getting Help With Animal Issues From Government Agencies [Animal Protection of New Mexico] — “This guide lists many common situations related to animals and those government agencies responsible for assisting with those situations. In addition, the relevant statute numbers have been included for those wanting more specific information.” See also links to local animal laws for specific New Mexico cities, counties, and tribal lands.
New Mexico counties are organized into 13 judicial districts. Each county has a district court, which is the court of general jurisdiction. See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois). Top
Public Regulation Commission — Corporation Forms and Instructions Note: Effective January 1, 1999, the former Corporation Commission was superseded by the Public Regulation Commission, which absorbed the former Public Utility Commission as well.
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for New Mexico Residents [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of New Mexico law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in New Mexico.
WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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