Welcome to Jury Services

Welcome to the Third Judicial District Court, Dona Ana County, New Mexico. One vital element of this Court is jury service. As a juror you play a significant role in ensuring that justice is carried out fairly and impartially.

Right to a Jury Trial

The Constitutions of the United States and the State of New Mexico guarantee the right of trial by jury. Juries may consist of six or twelve members depending on the court and type of case.

Who May Serve

Any citizen who is qualified to vote, has a valid State of New Mexico driver’s license or who files a New Mexico personal income tax return, may be summoned for service as a juror.

You Have Been Summoned

If you received a summons in the mail you will need to fill out the Juror Qualification/Questionnaire form. Please place the form in the reply envelope with the court address showing in the window.

Online Petit Jury Orientation Video Instructions

If you view the online petit jury orientation video, please complete the Juror Qualification/Questionnaire form you received in the mail. Print and complete the Jury Certification form and return both forms prior to the date indicated on your summons in the enclosed envelope. For the Jury Certification form in Spanish click hereUpon receipt of your Jury Certification form, the Jury Office will mail your calendars with your juror number. Please print the Juror's Creed for your records. 

You MUST Appear

Unless you receive an excusal card from the Court stating that you are excused from attending jury service, you MUST appear at the court on the date listed on your summons. Not showing up for jury duty, when summoned, is called Failure to Appear. The penalties include: $500 fine or up to six (6) months in jail. (NMSA 1978, 31-19-1)

Calling In/Confirming Reporting Status

It is the prospective juror’s responsibility to call the jury recording the day before he/she is scheduled to appear to see if he/she is actually needed on the scheduled day.

Jury Calendars

Court jury calendars are posted HERE.

Contact Information

Contact information is HERE.

State Jury Statutes

Click this link if you want to read the New Mexico State statutes related to empaneling juries:

Statutes 38-5-1 through 38-5-19.

Important Notice to Jurors

Be Aware: The Court’s policy is not to contact prospective or active jurors to request personal information such as social security or credit card numbers.

Jury Videos and Forms

Online Jury Orientation Video - English

Online Jury Orientation Video - Spanish

Chief Justice Thank You Video

State Jury Video English

State Jury Video Captioned English

State Jury Video Captioned Spanish

Jury Calendars

February Calendar

March Calendar

April Calendar

May Calendar

Court Parking Location Map


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How to Use the Map

To move around the map, or zoom in or out, use the cursor buttons at the top, left-hand side of the map.

For directions from any address to the Court, click on the blue "Directions" button in the box in the center of the map.  This will take you to the Google/Maps application and you can enter an address and get directions.

For a larger map, click on the blue "View Larger Map" link at the bottom, left hand side of the map.  This will take you to the Maps application in Google.