NOTICE: Changes to mail and delivery requirements.

In continued response to the current public health emergency from COVID-19, and until further notice, all mail intended for the Judicial Standards Commission or its staff (including complaints) should ONLY be sent via US First Class or US Priority Mail.  NO MAIL REQUIRING IN-PERSON PICK UP OR SIGNATURE (SUCH AS CERTIFIED, REGISTERED, ETC.) WILL BE ACCEPTED.  NO DELIVERIES FROM FEDEX, … Read More

12/03/18 NELLIE SORIANO: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-37346, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2016-081 and 2016-086

The Supreme Court granted the Commission’s October 29, 2018 Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Anthony Municipal Court Judge Nellie Soriano.  The Court ordered that the permanent resignation be effective at 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018.  To download a copy of the Commission’s petition click here, and for … Read More

GENE C. GALASSINI: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35791, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-074

Supreme Court granted Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation in Light of Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office concerning Otero County Magistrate Judge Gene C. Galassini, Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-35791, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-074. The Supreme Court order made Judge Galassini’s retirement permanent effective 02/29/16, forever barred him from holding judicial office in New Mexico, and unsealed the Supreme Court’s file … Read More

DELILAH MONTANO-BACA: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35374, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-048

Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline concerning Sandoval County Magistrate Court Judge Delilah Montano-Baca, SCT Docket No. S-1-SC-35374, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-048. The Court ordered that the Judge complete six (6) months of formal mentorship and one (1) year of probation. All documents available to the public may be obtained from the Supreme … Read More

LUIS QUINTANA: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35548, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-126

Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings (filed February 2, 2016) concerning Corrales Municipal Court Judge Luis Quintana, SCT Docket No. S-1-SC-35548, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-126. The resignation is effective at 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2016. All documents available to the public may be obtained … Read More

DAVID A. RAMOS, SR.: Supreme Court No. 34,884, JSC Inquiry No. 2014-094

Supreme Court issues Public Censure to Hurley Municipal Court Judge David A. Ramos, Sr., SCT Docket No. 34,884, JSC Inquiry No. 2014-094. The censure was previously ordered in the Court’s disciplinary order issued on October 14, 2014 (reported below). All documents available to the public are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download copy of the Public … Read More

SARAH M. SINGLETON: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35410, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-049

Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline (filed July 15, 2015) and issued an Order and Public Censure to First Judicial District Court Judge Sarah M. Singleton, SCT Docket No. S-1-SC-35410, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-049. All documents available to the public may be obtained from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download … Read More

CONNIE LEE JOHNSTON: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35625, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2015-058, 2015-059, 2015-060, 2015-061, 2015-062, 2015-063, 2015-098, 2015-143 & 2015-146

After hearing oral argument, the Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Verified Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension without Pay (filed 12-03-15) concerning San Juan County Magistrate Court Judge Connie Lee Johnston, SCT Cause No. S-1-SC-35625, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2015-058, 2015-059, 2015-060, 2015-061, 2015-062, 2015-063, 2015-098, 2015-143 & 2015-146, ordered back pay from January 6-February 10, 2016, and unsealed the Court’s file … Read More

LUIS QUINTANA: No. S-1-SC-35548, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-126

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Verified Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension (filed 10-06-15) concerning Corrales Municipal Court Judge Luis Quintana, SCT Cause No. S-1-SC-35548, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-126. Supreme Court ordered temporary suspension without pay to be effective immediately and unsealed the Supreme Court’s file in the matter. All documents available to the public are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s … Read More