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Taos mountains

Eighth Judicial District Court

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Court Calendar

Judges’ Court Calendars are Tentative and may change without notice. Calendars are updated weekly. If you have questions, please call the TCAA for the Judge assigned to your case. 

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

Chief Judge Emilio J. Chavez      Division 1       taodddiv1proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

Judge Melissa Kennelly               Division 2       ratddiv2proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

Judge Jeffrey Shannon                Division 3       taoddiv3proposedtxt@nmcourts.gov

Emilio J. Chavez

Emilio J. Chavez

Chief District Court Judge

Melissa A. Kennelly

Melissa A. Kennelly

District Court Judge

Jeffrey A. Shannon

Jeffrey A. Shannon

District Court Judge

Ernest Ortega

Ernest Ortega

Magistrate Court Judge

Sara Blankenhorn

Sara Blankenhorn

Magistrate Court Judge

Warren Walton

Warren Walton

Magistrate Court Judge

Felix Peña

Felix Peña

Magistrate Court Judge

Timothy Hodo

Timothy Hodo

Magistrate Court Judge