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First Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Primer Distrito Judicial

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Judge Shannon Broderick Bulman

Last Updated: 9/27/2020


Telephonic or Video Appearances

Judge Bulman conducts all hearings by Google Meet.  The court prefers counsel and parties to participate by video at https://meet.google.com/fcg-ooyc-muh If it is not possible for  you to participate by video, you may participate by calling 1-786-671-8522 and entering PIN: ‪831 822 151#.  Please mute your device and connect to Google Meet 5 minutes prior to your hearing.  Be aware that previous hearings may still be in process.  You may unmute your device when requested by the court.

Counsel will be responsible for providing this information to the parties and witnesses.  Further, counsel  or unrepresented parties should have telephone numbers for any non-party witnesses so that the witnesses can be texted when they are to be called for testimony.  Please also ensure that all parties and witnesses have copies of any exhibits needed  during  testimony.  Finally, please submit exhibits to our proposed text email (sfeddiv3proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov)  at least 24 business hours before the hearing so that  staff has sufficient time to print the exhibits for the judge's reference during the hearing.


July 20, 2020

Dear Family Law Attorneys and Pro Se Litigants,

As you know, the ongoing public health emergency has resulted in changes not only to our personal lives but also to how we conduct court hearings.  In this letter we are providing direction regarding some common issues and questions that have arisen.

TRAVEL/ QUARANTINE.  Joint legal custody presumes that both parents will make appropriate day to day decisions for the children while the children are in their care.  This includes travel, enrollment in extracurricular and camp programs, care for an ill child, and appropriate social distancing and safety measures.  Effective July 1, 2020, all New Mexicans who travel out of state must quarantine for 14 days upon their return to the state.  This means that if a parent has traveled with their children out of state, or the parent lives in a different state, that parent is responsible for ensuring that the children return to New Mexico at least 14 days prior to the beginning of school if the child’s school is expected to open under a hybrid or in person model.  If the children will be attending a school beginning under a fully remote model, they must return to New Mexico in enough time sufficient to be ready for school.  The parent returning the children from out of state will be required to quarantine with the children for 14 days within their period of responsibility, unless the in-state parent is reasonably able to accommodate the quarantine (without impacting his or her ability to work or the health of other household members).  The NM guidelines for mandatory self-quarantine provide an exception for individuals arriving to New Mexico pursuant to a court order.  This does not include children traveling pursuant to a custody agreement or order.  All children returning to NM from out of state MUST quarantine for the safety of the community.  You can expect that travel for the children will be delayed/cancelled if the quarantine period cannot be accommodated.

EMERGENCY FILINGS.  Prior to filing a motion that you label as an emergency or urgent matter, you must make every effort to see whether you can reach an agreement with the other parent.  Attorneys must meet and confer on a substantive basis and attempt to creatively resolve the issue.  For example, if a parent denies traveling out-of-state, consider having that parent agree to abstain from visitation for a 14 day period, followed by an immediate make-up of the lost time.  Remember that court resources are stretched thin at this time.  Only true emergencies will be addressed on an expedited basis.

PARENTING SCHEDULES.  The schedules in place continue and are to be followed, with both parents expected to work with each other and with the children regarding distance-learning requirements and other issues as they arise.  The school year schedule begins the first day of school, regardless of whether classes are conducted remotely.

OBJECTIONS TO PRIORITY CONSULTATION RECOMMENDATIONS.  Parents and counsel must meet and confer to attempt to resolve Objections to Priority Consultation Recommendations.  If counsel are directed to confer and report back to the judge by a date certain, your failure to respond may be treated by the judge as the withdrawal of your client’s objections.  The judges will accommodate attorneys who request short extensions to finalize settlement discussions.

PACKAGE RULE.  We follow LR1-201 D (“package rule”) and NMRA 1-007.1H (Notice of Completion of Briefing).  Attorneys shall strictly comply with these rules.  The judges do not know that you have filed a Notice of Completion of Briefing if it is not submitted by you to their proposed text email.  As a part of the package, you may also submit a form of order in Word format.  The judge will evaluate the pleadings and may issue an order without a hearing or schedule a hearing.  Please do not send us motions when filed, unless they are of an urgent nature.

EXHIBITS.  Exhibits are to be provided to the assigned judge’s proposed text (DV proposed text for DV hearings) at least 48 hours prior to a hearing in a DM case and at least 24 hours prior to a hearing in a DV case, unless a longer period is imposed by a scheduling order. The 24/48 hour periods do not include weekends and holidays. If the exhibits are lengthy, please deliver an exhibit notebook to the court.  We need sufficient time for our staff to print the exhibits and deliver them if we are working remotely.  Exhibits are to be simultaneously emailed to opposing counsel/party pro se.  Counsel shall meet and confer to address the admissibility of exhibits prior to the hearing.  Exhibits received late may or may not be allowed by the judge.

REMOTE HEARINGS.  All hearings are being conducted through Google Meet.  We prefer, and the NM Supreme Court encourages, that you appear by video whenever possible. Due to interruptions from feedback, do not expect to connect to hearings using multiple devices in the same room or close proximity.  The New Mexico Supreme Court has prohibited in-person hearings and trials absent a finding that there is a compelling need.  Prior to allowing an in-person hearing, the judge must receive approval from the Chief Judge.  We anticipate that these approvals will be rarely granted to protect the health of the parties, counsel and court staff.  See Supreme Court Order, 20- 8500- 025 and Emergency Court Protocol, July 6, 2020, which may be found on the First Judicial District Court website.

You may join court hearings for Judge Bulman by video at https://meet.google.com/fcg-ooyc-muh or dial-in: (US) +1 786-671-8522, PIN: 831 822 151#.

You may join court hearings for Judge LaMar by video at https://meet.google.com/bgu-oiva-ndq or dial-in: (US) +1 747-254-3940, PIN: 179 671 321#.

If you are new to using Google meet, please contact our offices a few days before and we will make every effort to have our court monitors help you with a dry run.  You may also connect to a hearing the previous day to test your ability to participate fully.  All hearings are open to the public with a few exceptions.

Thank you very much for working cooperatively with us during these challenging times.

Judge Sylvia LaMar

Judge Shannon Broderick Bulman


Interpreter Scheduling

To avoid delay or the rescheduling of your hearing, you must notify the TCAA at 455-8165 within 5 days of your scheduled hearing that an interpreter is needed.


09/28/2020

8:00 AM

Judge Shannon Bulman

 

9:00 AM

 D-101-DV-2020-00157

 A. G. A.

  v.

L. A. M.

 MOTION HEARING

 Domestic Violence

Comment:

Petitioner:

 

Atty:  Pro Se  

Respondent:

   

Atty:   

 

9:30 AM

 D-117-DV-2020-00104

 S. M.

  v.

T. J. M.

 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEARING

 Domestic Violence

Comment:

Petitioner:

 

Atty:  Pro Se  

Respondent:

   

Atty:   

 

10:00 AM

 D-117-DV-2020-00103

 B. V. o/b/o J. V., minor child,

v.

K. M.

 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEARING

 Domestic Violence

Comment:

Petitioner:

     

Atty:    

Respondent:

   

Atty:   

 

10:30 AM

 D-101-DV-2020-00265

 H. M. G. V. and M. C. C. A.

v.

L. E. T. A.

 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEARING

 Domestic Violence

Comment:

Petitioner:

 

Atty:  Pro Se  

Respondent:

   

Atty:   

 

1:30 PM

 D-117-DM-2019-00205

 In The Matter Of  S., R. L.

 HEARING

 Domestic Kinship/Guardianship

Comment:

Petitioner:

  SISNEROS, GERRIE   

Atty:    

Respondent:

    Sisneros, JohnnyRay

Atty:   

 

2:30 PM

 D-101-DM-2019-00600

 LARA MASCARENAS

  v.

TOMMY MASCARENAS

 HEARING

 Dissolution With Custody

Comment:

Petitioner:

  MASCARENAS, LARA   

Atty:  Pro Se  

Respondent:

    MASCARENAS, TOMMY

Atty:    Pro Se

 

09/29/2020

8:00 AM

Judge Shannon Bulman

 

8:30 AM

 D-132-DM-2017-00075

 Emily Szabo

  v.

Ladislas Szabo

 HEARING

 Dissolution With Custody

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Szabo, Emily   

Atty:  Honeycutt, Morgan E.  

Respondent:

    Szabo, Ladislas

Atty:    Foster, David R.

 

9:30 AM

 D-132-DM-2020-00014

 In The Matter Of  R., B.

 HEARING

 Domestic Kinship/Guardianship

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Gunkel, Doreen   

Atty:  Dabney, Philip J.  

Respondent:

    Rust, Samantha Marie

Atty:   

 

10:30 AM

 D-101-DM-2019-00661

 Jorge A Marquez Ortiz

  v.

Kimberly Fierro Mendoza

 HEARING

 Parentage

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Marquez Ortiz, Jorge A   

Atty:  Pro Se  

Respondent:

    Fierro Mendoza, Kimberly

Atty:   

 

09/30/2020

8:00 AM

Judge Shannon Bulman

 

8:30 AM

 D-117-DM-2019-00252

 Glenda Martinez-Montoya

  v.

Bernie Jerome Montoya

 HEARING

 Dissolution With Custody

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Martinez-Montoya, Glenda   

Atty:  Cordova, Darren Lee  

Respondent:

    Montoya, Bernie Jerome

Atty:    Pro Se

 

1:30 PM

 D-117-DM-2020-00103

 Jorge A Gomez

  v.

Rhonda L Padilla Gomez

 HEARING

 Dissolution

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Gomez, Jorge A   

Atty:  Quintana, Yvonne Kathleen  

Respondent:

    Padilla Gomez, Rhonda L

Atty:   

 

2:30 PM

 D-101-DM-2019-00575

 Marcello Vasquez

  v.

Mercedes I Fajardo

 HEARING

 Dissolution

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Vasquez, Marcello   

Atty:  Pro Se  

Respondent:

    Fajardo, Mercedes I

Atty:   

 

3:30 PM

 D-101-DM-2017-00869

 Monserrat Corwon

  v.

Jeffrey Corwon

 HEARING

 Dissolution With Custody

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Corwon, Monserrat   

Atty:  Roybal-Mack, Antonia  

Respondent:

    Corwon, Jeffrey

Atty:   

 

10/01/2020

8:00 AM

Judge Shannon Bulman

 

8:30 AM

 D-101-DV-2019-00297

 T. D. H. and O/B/O K. H., minor child,

v.

J.H.

 MOTION HEARING

 Domestic Violence

Comment:

Petitioner:

 

Atty:  Boyle, Gary W.  

Respondent:

   

Atty:    Coleman, Christie L.

 

9:30 AM

 D-101-DM-2020-00503

 Melicent D Amore

  v.

John G D Amore

 HEARING

 Dissolution

Comment:

Petitioner:

  D Amore, Melicent   

Atty:  Elion, Gary D.  

Respondent:

    D Amore, John G

Atty:    Thomas, Denise M.

 

10:30 AM

 D-101-DM-2020-00514

 Annetta Celeste Grace Darmitzel

  v.

Robert Edward Darmitzel

 HEARING

 Dissolution

Comment:

Petitioner:

  Grace Darmitzel, Annetta Celeste   

Atty:  Elion, Gary D.  

Respondent:

    Darmitzel, Robert Edward

Atty:   

 

11:30 AM

 D-101-DV-2020-00291

 J. M.

  v.

F. M.

 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEARING

 Domestic Violence

Comment:

Petitioner:

 

Atty:  Pro Se  

Respondent:

   

Atty:   

 

10/01/2020

11:00 AM

JUDGE SHANNON B BULMAN

 

11:00 AM

 D-202-DV-2017-01708

 K. C.

  v.

R. P.

 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEARING

 Domestic Violence

Comment: 10 DAY

Petitioner:

  Chavez, Kathryn   

Atty:  Clear, Thomas Joseph, III  

Respondent:

    Perez, Ronald

Atty:    D'Amato, John James, Jr.