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: Changes to mail and delivery requirements.

In continued response to the current public health emergency from COVID-19, and until further notice, all mail intended for the Judicial Standards Commission or its staff (including complaints) should ONLY be sent via US First Class or US Priority Mail.  NO MAIL REQUIRING IN-PERSON PICK UP OR SIGNATURE (SUCH AS CERTIFIED, REGISTERED, ETC.) WILL BE ACCEPTED.  NO DELIVERIES FROM FEDEX, … Read More

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