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 Mexico again, and unseals the Supreme Court’s file in the disciplinary matter. All public documents, including the Commission’s petition, are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download a copy of the final order in this case, please click here.