**This website is updated with the current status every FRIDAY AT 5:00 pm**
***This message is for the panels who began their Term of Service on or about September 19, 2014 and will continue through January 23, 2015.
As of Friday, December 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM
No panels are called for jury service for the week of December 22 through December 26, 2014.
Please note that the court will be closed the afternoon of December 24 and all day December 25, 2014 but will re-open on December 26, 2014 for normal business hours. On behalf of the courts I want to wish you a happy and safe holiday.
Please remember to check the Jury Message Phone or the website every Friday any time after 5:00 PM for instructions regarding your panel.
Cell phones, and weapons of any type are not allowed in the courthouse, please leave them in your vehicle.
You must request excusal BEFORE your panel is called. If there is an emergency please call the Clerk's Office at 505-865-4639.If you have not been excused for the specific day you have been summoned for you are required to attend jury service when your panel is called.
Please refer to your jury handbook for details regarding excusal requests for specific dates. When your panel is called you are required to report unless you have received confirmation in advance from my office that you are excused for those specific dates..
You may notify us by phone, in person or by email of vacations, doctor appointments, training, work-related travel, school functions, field trips or any other absence related requests as soon as you know about them. We do not require proof of the excusal but we do ask for your consideration in notifying us before your panel is called.
Remember to check the Jury Message Phone the night before your panel is scheduled to report to verify attendance.
Warning Scam Alert: There have been reports of someone posing as a court employee or law enforcement demanding payment of fines over the phone by credit card. The 13th Judicial District Court will never call and ask for payment of any fines by phone using a credit card. New Mexico law enforcement does not collect fines on behalf of the courts. If you have received a similar call, please call the Valencia County Courthouse at 505-865-4639, notify the Valencia County Sheriff's Office at 505-866-2078 and the New Mexico Attorney General at (505) 222-9000.
Please send all requests for excusal and other email to:
Alonzo Garcia, Petit Jury Clerk
If you have any questions or comments regarding your jury service please do not hesitate to contact Alonzo Garcia, Petit Jury Clerk at 505-865-4639.