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Eighth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Octavo Distrito Judicial

The Eighth Judicial District has recently opened the Help Desk at the Dispute Resolution Center, located in the main lobby of the Taos County Courthouse. The Help Desk is designed to assist self-represented (pro-se) litigants. Court employees can provide some forms, general procedural information, and review filing for content completeness, during the limited hours of operation.  

Please be aware the Help Desk may not have a form for every purpose, or an answer for every situation, and individuals may still need to seek additional legal services from an attorney.

Court Employees CANNOT give legal advice. “Legal advice” is explaining the law to you, interpreting how the law may apply to your case, or instructing you how to proceed with your case.  

Other services available at the Dispute Resolution Center include two public access computers providing links to the NM Courts webpage, NM Interactive Legal Forms, DOD Records Request, Juror Questionnaire, and the Child Support Worksheet. These computers DO NOT have internet access for any other purposes. The Dispute Resolution Center also has a semi-private conference room, where individuals can meet with an attorney for a free brief legal consultation. Please call in advance for dates and times when an attorney will be available; appointments will be limited and it is recommended to sign-up in advance.  

The Help Desk is currently open at the following times:

Monday: 11 AM to 1 PM

Tuesday: 2 PM to 4 PM

Wednesday:  2 PM to 4 PM

Thursday: 11 AM to 1 PM

Staff at the Help Desk can be reached at 575-751-8634 during the hours noted above.



Services Available to the Public

  • Domestic Violence Forms for Filing    
  • Samples of District Court Forms to Review for Purchase at the Clerk’s Office
  • Review of Domestic Violence  and Dissolution of  Marriage Filings
  • District Court Procedures
  • General Legal Information
  •  Brief Attorney Consultations (Dependent on attorney availability) 

Hours of Operation

 Monday….11:00 am-1:00 pm

Tuesday ….2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday….2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Thursday….11:00 am-1:00 pm


Location: Taos County Courthouse Lobby

Phone Number: (575) 751-8634

**Help Desk Staff CANNOT give Legal Advice**


Public Computers are available from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Dispute Resolution Center. Computers can be used for:

  • NM Courts Webpage
  • NM Interactive Legal Forms
  • Department of Defense Records Request
  • Juror Questionnaire
  • Child Support Worksheet