On December 13, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a Public Censure to Hon. George Anaya, Jr., Santa Fe Magistrate Judge, approving a stipulated agreement between Judge Anaya and the Judicial Standards Commission. To view or download a copy of the Public Censure, CLICK HERE.
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
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.
To download a copy of this RFP issued on April 21, 2021, CLICK HERE.
The Commission’s Annual Report for FY 2020 was released on November 16, 2020. Annual reports may be viewed under the Resources>Annual Reports tab above or by clicking here.
On written request by the Chair of the Judicial Standards Commission, the Attorney General released a formal opinion today finding the recent statutory amendment expanding the Judicial Standards Commission’s jurisdiction to include hearing officers, special masters, special commissioners, etc. to be unconstitutional.
Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the Commission has closed its physical office to the public temporarily and Commission staff is working from home. The Commission will continue to receive complaints by US Mail only at its mailing address: PO Box 27248, Albuquerque, NM 87125-7248. No in-person delivery of complaints or any other materials will be accepted, but phones … Read More
After considering the one public comment received, on February 10, 2020 the Commission adopted revisions to its procedural rules. The newly revised rules are published elsewhere on this site under Resources>Governing Provisions of Law.
The Commission is considering further amendments to its procedural rules and requests public commentary be submitted by mail. Comments must be received by the Commission on or before January 10, 2020 to be considered. To view or download the proposed amendments, click here.
On November 5, 2019, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Resignation in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hobbs Municipal Court Judge Benjamin Harrison. After Judge Harrison received a Notice of Formal Proceedings from the Commission in June 2019, he resigned from office effective August 30, 2019. To close the Commission’s case, however, the judge … Read More