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.

NOTICE: Commission’s office is temporarily closed.

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

11/05/19 BENJAMIN HARRISON: Supreme Court Case No. 37984; JSC Inquiry Nos. 2018-143 & 2018-146

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