01/31/19 DEBORAH DAVIS WALKER: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-37498, JSC Inquiry No. 2019-003

On January 24, 2019, within hours of her arrest for DWI and a related charge, the Commission issued a Notice of Preliminary Investigation to Second Judicial District Court Judge Deborah Davis Walker. After completing negotiations on January 25, 2019, Respondent and the Commission entered into a Stipulation to Permanent Retirement in Lieu of Immediate Temporary Suspension and Further Disciplinary Proceedings, … Read More

12/31/18 WARREN G. WALTON: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-36763, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2016-101, 2016-139, 2017-108, 2017-041 and 2017-053

The Supreme Court issued a public censure to Colfax County Magistrate Judge Warren G. Walton on December 31, 2018, which will be published in the New Mexico State Bar Bulletin. The Court had previously issued the underlying disciplinary order on December 18, 2017, granting the Commission’s Petition for Discipline Upon Stipulation, which was filed on November 22, 2018.  To download … Read More

12/03/18 Commission adopts revised procedural rules.

On December 3, 2018, the Commission adopted revisions to its procedural rules.  The revised rules will apply to all matters filed on or after 3/1/19. The rules may be found on the Resources>Governing Provisions of Law tab of this site.

12/03/18 NELLIE SORIANO: Supreme Court Case No. S-1-SC-37346, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2016-081 and 2016-086

The Supreme Court granted the Commission’s October 29, 2018 Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Anthony Municipal Court Judge Nellie Soriano.  The Court ordered that the permanent resignation be effective at 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018.  To download a copy of the Commission’s petition click here, and for … Read More

11/19/18 Debt Collected in STEVEN G. RYAN, Supreme Court Case No. 33,369, JSC Inquiry Nos. 1996-006, 1996-060 & 1996-065

On November 19, 2018, former Las Cruces Municipal Court Judge Steven G. Ryan satisfied the $958.66 outstanding judgment lien including interest which the Commission recorded after Ryan failed to repay costs ordered by the Supreme Court. Ryan resigned in the 1990s upon stipulated agreement with the Commission that was approved and ordered by the Supreme Court. In 2012 on motion … Read More

11/02/18 Commission releases FY 2018 Annual Report

The Commission has released its FY 2018 Annual Report, which includes commemoration of the Commission’s 50th Anniversary of service.  The report may be viewed or downloaded from this website under the Resources>Annual Reports tabs.

10/29/18 JOE I. DOMINGUEZ: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-36868, JSC Inquiry No. 2018-019

On October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court issued an order granting the Commission’s Petition to Accept Permanent Resignation in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hon. Joe I. Dominguez, Tucumcari Municipal Court Judge.  The Commission had filed the petition under seal as required by Supreme Court rules on September 6, 2018.  As posted below, following his arrest for DWI the Commission … Read More