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Postponements / Emergencies / Permanent Exemption from Service


The Court realizes that prospective jurors may have been summoned at an inconvenient time and is willing to defer service to a more convenient time in most instances.  Jurors may request a one-time postponement by completing the appropriate section of the Juror Qualification and Questionnaire Forms, and returning them to the Jury Division by fax or mail along with a request for postponement in writing.  Please note:  New Mexico law does not allow a second postponement unless it is an extreme emergency that was not anticipated when the first postponement was granted.


If illness or other emergency requires that you be delayed or absent, telephone the jury division at 575-523-8289, 575-528-8308, or 575-523-8294, as soon as possible. Leaving a message the night before or the morning of a jury trial indicating that you have a doctor’s appointment or that you cannot come in is not acceptable.

Permanent Exemption From Service (Age)

New Mexico statutes allow for the permanent excusal of individuals age 75 or over that have received a jury summons. If you fall into this category and would like to be permanently excused, the law requires that you complete an affidavit attesting your age. This document MUST be notarized. To print out a copy of this form, click on the form link below.

After you complete the form and have it notarized, return it with your Juror Qualification Form by mail to: 

Third Judicial District Court
Attention: Jury Division
201 W Picacho,
Las Cruces, NM 88005

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