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 here. Upon 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.
Court jury calendars are posted HERE.
Contact information is HERE.
State Jury Statutes
Click this link if you want to read the New Mexico State statutes related to empaneling juries: