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.
Pursuant to the Governor’s recent amended Public Health Order, the Commission’s office will be closed to in-person service until further notice.
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.
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
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
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
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently appointed four public members to the Commission filling vacancies and/or positions whose terms expired. The newly appointed members are: Twilla Thomason of Hobbs, William Foote, Ph.D. of Albuquerque, Jean Kamm of Raton, and Kevin Dixon, Ph.D. of Albuquerque. Of these members, Dr. Dixon previously served on the Commission from 2010-2011 by appointment of Governor Bill … Read More