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Los Alamos County Courthouse

Los Alamos County Courthouse
The Center was designed by WH Pacific, a national architecture and engineering firm which specializes in developing designs which are sensitive to the natural environment and the community. Utilizing energy-efficient systems such as a heat-reflecting roof and high-efficiency mechanical systems, the Los Alamos County Justice Center has achieved a LEED Gold certification through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Rio Arriba County Courthouse

Rio Arriba County Courthouse
When Tierra Amarilla was designated as the county seat the villagers set about building a courthouse. This structure was demolished to make way for the present one, which was built in 1917 and gained notoriety fifty years later when it was the location of a gunfight between land rights activists and authorities. The neoclassical design by Isaac Rapp is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Santa Fe County Judicial Complex

Santa Fe County Judicial Complex
The new Steve Herrera Judicial Complex building includes courtroom and office space housed in the three levels above grade as well as below grade parking and detention cells. The grand entrance is a two story atrium with pillars and stone floors. The courtrooms include custom millwork. The project achieved LEED Gold Certification.

Weather Delay Notice

Weather Delay Notice: Will be updated daily when needed.

The Santa Fe County Courthouse for the First Judicial District Court follows the Santa Fe Public School snow day and closure policy, [https://www.sfps.info] specifically including a delay of two hours or three hours, or a full closure as the case may be, as posted to the media by the Santa Fe Public Schools.

In the event there is a "delay," please read the directions posted on the First Judicial District Court website regarding the particular judge's docket for which your hearing is scheduled.[https://firstdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/district-court-judges.aspx] For many judges, in the event of a snow delay, dockets will generally begin at 10:00 a.m. for a two hour delay and 11:00 a.m. for a three hour delay. In this event, attorneys, parties, witnesses, etc., with hearings set earlier than these two times should be present at 10:00 a.m. for a two hour delay or 11:00 a.m. for a three hour delay. Attorneys and parties whose hearings were set at either 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. should report at those originally scheduled times.

However, some judges simply reschedule the cases set in the 8:00-10:00 a.m. time period (in the event of a two hour delay) or the 8:00-11:00 a.m. time period (in the event of a three hour delay) to another part of the day or to another day entirely. In this event, please carefully read that portion of the District's website which relates to the particular judge on whose docket your case is scheduled and follow that information.

For the Rio Arriba County Courthouse in Tierra Amarilla, the District follows the both the Chama Valley Schools as well as the Española Public Schools delay and closure schedule. [http://www.chamaschools.org ] [ http://www.k12espanola.org ] For the Los Alamos County Courthouse, the District follows the Los Alamos Public Schools delay and closure schedule [http://www.laschools.net ]. In the event of a snow delay for either of these courthouses, please carefully read the directions posted on the First Judicial District Court website regarding the particular Judge's docket for which your hearing is scheduled.

For all courthouses, in the event of a "closure," all hearings set that for that particular day will be reset by the judge, with notice to all parties and counsel.