12/31/2021 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RANDALL D. ROYBAL RETIRES.

Randall D. Roybal, the Commission’s longest tenured Executive Director and employee, has retired after 25 years of dedicated service to the State of New Mexico, the last 24 of which at the Judicial Standards Commission. Mr. Roybal began working for the Commission in 1998 and led the agency since 2009.

10/19/2021 STEVE GUTHRIE: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-39014; JSC Inquiry Nos. 2020-017, et al.

On October 19, 2021, the Supreme Court granted a Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline concerning Otero County Magistrate Steve Guthrie’s conduct as charged in JSC Inquiry Nos. 2020-017, 2020-028, 2020-042, 2020-046, 2020-071, 2020-100 & 2020-114. The Supreme Court ordered imposition of the stipulated disciplinary measures, as follows: 30-day suspension without pay, additional training, formal mentorship, and unsupervised … Read More

07/02/2021 KAREN E. GATES: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-38844, JSC Inquiry No. 2020-094

On July 2, 2021, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hon. Karen E. Gates, Cimarron Municipal Court. To view a copy of the full petition, CLICK HERE. To view a copy of the Supreme Court’s Order, CLICK HERE.