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Francis J. Mathew

Francis J. Mathew

Division I

Court Civil Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8155

Email sfeddiv1proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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Maria Sanchez-Gagne

Maria Sanchez-Gagne

Division II

Court Civil Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8160

Email sfeddiv2proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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Shannon Broderick Bulman

Shannon Broderick Bulman

Division III

Court Family Court & Children’s Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8165

Email sfeddiv3proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

Snow Delays and Closures

In the event of a weather delay, the Santa Fe Courthouse will open at 10:00 a.m.  If your hearing is scheduled prior to 10:00 a.m., you must appear for your hearing promptly at 10:00 a.m.  If your hearing is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. or later, you must appear at the scheduled time.  In the event of a delay, Judge Bulman will hear all cases scheduled for that morning in the order scheduled. If the courthouse is closed, you will be sent notice of your new hearing date and time. All delays or closures will be reported to the major news stations, KOAT, KOB and KRQE and our website will be updated.

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Interactive Domestic Relations Resource Guide

Sylvia LaMar

Sylvia LaMar

Division IV

Court Family Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8150

Email sfeddiv4proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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Interactive Domestic Relations Resource Guide

In-Person Hearings

Pursuant to the New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 20-8500-015 effective 7/19/2021, Bench trials, Kinship/Guardianship, Orders of Protection, Probates, Sequestered, Termination of Parental Rights, Pretrial Detention, Preliminary Examinations, Competency Evidentiary hearings, Pleas, Sentencing, Bench Trials, Probation Violation (if defendant is out of custody, facing jail time and evidentiary) hearings must be conducted in person.  Trials may be conducted in person if approved by the Chief Judge.

Remote Access All other hearings are conducted by Google Meet. The court prefers counsel and parties to participate by video here. If it is not possible to participate by video, you may participate by calling 1-747-254-3940 and entering PIN: 179 671 321#

Jason Lidyard

Jason Lidyard

Division V

Court Rio Arriba Civil, Adult Criminal

Address 7 Main Street
P.O. Drawer 40
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8325 or 505-455-8290

Email sfeddiv5proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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PDF Updated Protocol in Criminal Cases

In-Person Hearings

Pursuant to the New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 20-8500-015 effective 7/19/2021, Bench trials, Kinship/Guardianship, Orders of Protection, Probates, Sequestered, Termination of Parental Rights, Pretrial Detention, Preliminary Examinations, Competency Evidentiary hearings, Pleas, Sentencing, Bench Trials, Probation Violation (if defendant is out of custody, facing jail time and evidentiary) hearings must be conducted in person.  Trials may be conducted in person if approved by the Chief Judge.

Remote Access All hearings are conducted by Google Meet. The court prefers counsel and parties to participate by video here. If it is not possible to participate by video, you may participate by calling 1-651-504-5687 and entering PIN: 492 868 159#

Bryan Biedscheid

Bryan Biedscheid

Chief Judge

Division VI

Court Civil Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8215

Email sfeddiv6proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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T. Glenn Ellington

T. Glenn Ellington

Division VII

Court Criminal Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8180

Email sfeddiv7proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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In-Person Hearings

Pursuant to the New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 20-8500-015 effective 7/19/2021, Bench trials, Kinship/Guardianship, Orders of Protection, Probates, Sequestered, Termination of Parental Rights, Pretrial Detention, Preliminary Examinations, Competency Evidentiary hearings, Pleas, Sentencing, Bench Trials, Probation Violation (if defendant is out of custody, facing jail time and evidentiary) hearings must be conducted in person.  Trials may be conducted in person if approved by the Chief Judge.

Remote Access For video access, please join using https://meet.google.com/kaq-neuk-zjs
For Telephone Access: 1 (316) 975-0121 | PIN: 124 177 127#

Mary L. Marlowe Sommer

Mary L. Marlowe Sommer

Division VIII

Court Criminal, Juvenile Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8170

Email sfeddiv8proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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In-Person Hearings

Pursuant to the New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 20-8500-015 effective 7/19/2021, Bench trials, Kinship/Guardianship, Orders of Protection, Probates, Sequestered, Termination of Parental Rights, Pretrial Detention, Preliminary Examinations, Competency Evidentiary hearings, Pleas, Sentencing, Bench Trials, Probation Violation (if defendant is out of custody, facing jail time and evidentiary) hearings must be conducted in person.  Trials may be conducted in person if approved by the Chief Judge.

Remote Access For video access, join with https://meet.google.com/jbh-zhva-vuf
To join by phone: 1 (617) 675-4444  | PIN: 242 580 574 6691#

Matthew J. Wilson

Matthew J. Wilson

Division IX

Court Civil Court

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268

Phone 505-455-8175

Email sfeddiv9proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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Remote Access Parties and attorneys may appear by video (video appearance is preferred) or by calling and entering the pin number.

For video access, join with https://meet.google.com/bbu-aujx-qfx
To join by phone: 1-336-949-8079 | PIN: 862 702 640#
Kathleen McGarry Ellenwood

Kathleen McGarry Ellenwood

Division X

 Court Civil, Abuse & Neglect, Habeas Corpus

Address 225 Montezuma Ave.
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2268

Phone 505-455-8156

Email sfeddiv10proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

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In-Person Hearings
Pursuant to the New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 21-8500-015 effective July 19, 2021, the following types of hearings will be conducted in person, absent a court order requiring remote proceedings: 1) kinship guardianship; 2) order of protection; 3) cases with a PQ designation; 4) cases with a sequestered case designation; and, 5) termination of parental rights. 6) Civil bench trials.

Remote Access For video access, join with https://meet.google.com/wof-cofz-tuq
To join by phone: 1 (563) 503-5060 | PIN: 818 230 380#

Weather Delays and Closures
A snow delay including a delay of two or three hours, or a full closure as the case may be, will be declared by the Chief Judge of the First Judicial District and posted to the media by the court.

If the snow delay falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, all matters scheduled in the delay period will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

If the delay falls on a Thursday, when abuse and neglect cases are being heard, all matters scheduled in the delay period will be heard on a trailing docket basis commencing at the conclusion of the delay period. For example, if the first matter on the docket is scheduled at 8:30 a.m., it will be heard at 10:00 a.m. or at the conclusion of a two or three hour delay period, and all matters will be heard on a trailing docket, but no earlier than their scheduled hearing time.

If the court is closed on the day you have a scheduled hearing, your hearing will be rescheduled and noticed by the court

Motion Package: Division X follows LR1-201 as it relates to Motions. The court prefers the motion package SHALL be submitted in both electronic and hard copy formats. The hard copies shall be submitted as follows: three hole punched on the left side, NOT in binders, but either rubber banded or fastened with binder clips.
** As of January 1, 2022, failure to submit a Motion Packet in paper format may result in the hearing on the motion being cancelled.