Third Judicial District Court
Court Executive Officer
The Court Executive Officer has two areas of responsibility under the overall direction of the Chief Judge:
- The Court Executive Officer is the Clerk of the Court as defined in NMSA 1978, §34-6-19. The Clerk, through deputies, receives, endorses, and dockets all manner of pleadings, motions, and other litigation-related papers into the Court’s files and provides public access to those files in the manner and to the extent provided by law.
- The Court Executive Officer also provides day-to-day supervision and direction to the Court’s non-Judicial staff in support of the Judges including deputy clerks, financial and personnel specialists, drug court staff, bailiffs, and Court reporters and monitors.
The Court Executive Officer works closely with administrative staff at the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Supreme Court.