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.

12/15/2020 JSC Office Relocates on 12/21/2020

On December 21, 2020, the Commission will move its office. All correspondence including complaint forms should be mailed to: NMJSC, 6200 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 320, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4159. Our telephone number and website address remain unchanged.


The Judicial Standards Commission’s physical office will reopen in a limited capacity on June 1, 2020. All persons submitting complaints or any other correspondence should continue to do so by US MAIL, which is our primary and preferred method for receiving such materials. As a reminder, Commission staff can only assist with our process, rules, and forms, and will do … Read More

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