SCT Docket No. 34,183, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-079

Supreme Court grants in part Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement from Judicial Office concerning Portales Municipal Court Judge Frederick Arnold, SCT Docket No. 34,183, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-079. Supreme Court order makes Arnold’s retirement permanent, forever barring him from ever holding judicial office in New Mexico again, and unseals the Supreme Court’s file in this disciplinary matter. … Read More

SCT Docket No. 34,097, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-100

Supreme Court issues Opinion and Public Censure concerning Socorro County Magistrate Judge James Naranjo, SCT Docket No. 34,097, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-100. All documents available to the public are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download copy of the Court’s Opinion and Public Censure, click here.

Supreme Court Docket No. 34,167, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2011-145 & 2012-121

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning 12th Judicial District Court Judge William H. Brogan, Supreme Court Docket No. 34,167, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2011-145 & 2012-121. Supreme Court order makes Brogan’s resignation permanent, forever barring him from ever holding judicial office in New Mexico again, and … Read More

Supreme Court Docket No. 34,131, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2012-097

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning San Miguel County Probate Court Judge Joe Horace Lucero, Supreme Court Docket No. 34,131, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2012-097. Supreme Court order makes Lucero’s retirement on March 21, 2013 permanent, forever barring him from ever holding judicial office in New … Read More

SCT Docket No. 34,097, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-100

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline upon Stipulation concerning Socorro County Magistrate Judge James Naranjo, SCT Docket No. 34,097, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-100. The Court accepted Judge Naranjo’s admissions of willful misconduct in office and ordered that he be disciplined with a 90-day suspension without pay effective April 22, 2013 with 60 days of the suspension deferred on the … Read More

SCT Docket No. 33,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-035

Supreme Court issues substantive opinion and public censure concerning In the Matter of Stephen S. Salazar, Espanola Municipal Court, SCT Docket No. 33,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-035. The Supreme Court’s file in the matter is available to the public by contacting the Supreme Court. To download copy of the Court’s opinion/public censure, click here.

Supreme Court Docket No. 34,026, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2013-020

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Eugenio S. Mathis, Supreme Court Docket No. 34,026, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2013-020. Supreme Court order accepts the permanent resignation effective the same day, February 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., permanently bars Mathis from ever … Read More

SCT Docket No. 33,573, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-111

Supreme Court removes from judicial office Union County Probate Judge Bret Dillon, SCT Docket No. 33,573, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-111. Judge also ordered to repay Commission’s costs of $892.92. Public documents are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download copy of the Court’s order, click here.

SCT Docket No. 33,633, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-040

Supreme Court issues Formal Reprimand to Questa Municipal Court Judge Michael G. Rael, Sr., SCT Docket No. 33,633, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-040. Public documents are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download copy of the Court’s reprimand, click here.

SCT Docket No. 33,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-035

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline concerning the Hon. Stephen S. Salazar, Espanola Municipal Court, SCT Docket No. 33,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-035. Judge found to have committed willful misconduct in office and received the following discipline: 90-day suspension without pay, public censure to be published in the Bar Bulletin, probation for remainder of term of office, pay restitution … Read More