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Eighth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Octavo Distrito Judicial

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Catherine Oliver was appointed as the Domestic Relations Hearing Officer/Domestic Violence Special Commissioner in September, 2013.

​​Prior to her appointment, she practiced family law in Taos for 18 years.  While in private practice, Commissioner Oliver was board certified as a family law specialist. While maintaining a litigation practice, she received extensive training in collaborative law. She has served as a board member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico and of the Board of Legal Specialization. She is presently a member of the Domestic Relations Rules Committee of the New Mexico Supreme Court and a hearing committee member for the Disciplinary Board.

Commissioner Oliver is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma; she received a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico. She has lived in Taos for 36 years.

To submit proposed Orders, Requests for Settings, and/or any other pleadings which need Commissioners review, please submit to the following email addresses.

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