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First Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Primer Distrito Judicial

English Español

Honorable Jason Lidyard

Last Updated:  9/18/2020


NOTICE ON REMOTE ACCESS TO COURT PROCEEDINGS

For Telephone call-in by all parties dial 1-651-504-5687 and enter the corresponding pin 492 868 159#

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NOTICE

Dear attorneys:

The criminal judges in the First Judicial District Court have established the following general protocols. These may change as appropriate and we will certainly advise you immediately of any changes.

1.  Attorneys may appear by phone and their clients need not be present in court for the following hearings, subject to the conditions stated:

                a)  Attorneys must make an email request in writing to the Judge's TCAA at least 24 hours in advance, which email must contain the telephone number at which the attorney can be reached.  Attorneys must be available at least five minutes before the scheduled hearing and continue to be available until the attorney receives a telephone call from the Court.

                b) Status conference on competency evaluations. Attorneys may appear by phone, out-of-custody defendants need not appear in court, in-custody will continue to appear via video in Judge Marlowe Sommer's courtroom. Judge Ellington will be doing video now. Judge Lidyard will make a determination based on the availability of video.

                c) Presentment Hearings. Counsel may appear by phone.

                d) Probation Violation Arraignments. Attorneys may appear by phone. Defendants will continue to appear via video in Judge Marlowe Sommer's courtroom. Judge Ellington will be doing video now. Judge Lidyard will make a determination based upon the availability of video.

                e) Probation status conferences. Attorneys may appear by phone. Out-of-custody defendants need not appear in court. In-custody defendants will continue to appear via video in Judge Marlowe Sommer's courtroom.  Judge Ellington will be doing video now. Judge Lidyard will make a determination based upon the availability of video.

                f) Arraignments. Attorneys may appear by phone, provided that there is a waiver signed by the defendant and conditions of release submitted to the court three days prior to arraignment. Arraignments will still be listed on the court's docket and it is up to counsel to comply with this time deadline. These will be handled similar to presentment hearings in that the matter will be called to assure compliance and track the case. If there is not a waiver, then the state and defense counsel must appear, the out-of-custody defendant must appear, and the in-custody defendant must be transported. Transportation of an in-custody defendant is discouraged and defense attorneys are instructed to make all deliberate effort to comply with the time deadlines. The Court does not want in-custody or out-of custody defendants present in court simply because defense counsel was dilatory in getting the arraignment papers timely submitted.

                g) There are no longer Pretrial Conferences. They will stay on the court's docket similar to arraignments and three days before the court's docket, the attorneys must file a Certificate of Compliance that they have met and conferred, detailing the status of discovery and preparedness for trial. These will be handled similar to presentment hearings in that the matter will be called to assure compliance and track the case.

                h) Docket Calls. State and defense counsel may appear by phone. Out-of-custody defendants need not be present in court and in-custody will not be transported. If a continuance is requested, the temporary protocol is as follows: If the State is requesting a continuance then it will be held against the State. If Defendant is requesting a continuance then the Defendant must have a waiver of speedy trial rights signed by defendant submitted three days prior to Docket Call.  If the parties are jointly a requesting a continuance it will be held neutral.  If both parties wish to proceed to trial on that particular docket, the court will accommodate unless administrative necessity due to the coronavirus requires the court to set trial further out.  If the parties dispute which side a continuance should be attributed to, it will be held neutrally, and the court will reconsider the matter at a later date upon a motion to reconsider.

                i) Release hearings under NMRA Rule 5-403. The rule entitles the defendant to be present.  The court will not transport a defendant at the release hearing as a matter of course. Instead, counsel will confer before or at the scheduled hearing and with the court, determine whether the defendant may be released on conditions of release or an evidentiary hearing on the motion to revoke conditions of release is required. If a defendant wishes to assert his entitlement to be present at a release hearing, counsel must do a timely transport order. 

                j) Release hearings under NMRA Rule 5-401. The court will not transport a defendant at the release hearing as a matter of course. Instead, counsel will confer before or at the scheduled hearing and with the court, determine defendant's conditions of release.  

2.  Evidentiary hearings such as preventative detention hearings, competency evaluation challenges, probation violation evidentiary hearings, revocation of conditions of release evidentiary hearings, motions to suppress, etc. - counsel must be present, probation officers must be present, electronic monitoring must be present, expert witnesses must be present or counsel must motion the court for telephonic appearance, and defendant must be present and in-custody will be transported. Counsel for the State and Defendant are directed to timely confer prior to a hearing to see if a stipulation which negates the need for an evidentiary hearing can be accomplished.

3. When counsel and/or defendants appear in court the protocol is that all persons shall remain 6 feet apart. Therefore, the distance between counsel table and lecterns will be adjusted accordingly. Out-of-custody defendants will stay in the gallery and a microphone will be provided at the bannister.  In-custody defendants will stay at the threshold leading into the courtroom from the secure area and a microphone will be set up for them.

4. There will be no pleas taken extemporaneously.  No plea will be set without a signed plea agreement and a request for change of plea.  These should be entered in proposed text to alert the court.

5. The Rio Arriba County Detention Center will have a video conference available Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  These are for attorney-client consultations. The Rio Arriba video for private defense counsel will be in Judge Marlowe Sommer's conference room attached to her courtroom. There will need to be a schedule in place to accommodate counsel.

6. The Santa Fe County Detention Center will have a video conference available Monday through Friday from ______________________. These are for attorney-client consultations. The Santa Fe video for private defense counsel will be in Judge Ellington's conference room attached to his courtroom. There will need to be a schedule in place to accommodate counsel.

7. Both the Rio Arriba County Detention Center and the Santa Fe County Detention Center will accommodate phone conferences between attorney and client on a daily basis. 

8. Grand juries that have already convened are suspended, until the District Attorney's office submits a Petition to reconvene.  The convening of further grand juries will be determined by the Court upon petition by the District Attorney.


Interpreter Scheduling

To avoid delay or the rescheduling of your hearing, you must notify the TCAA at 455-8290 or 455-8325 within 5 days of your scheduled hearing that an interpreter is needed.


09/21/2020

Judge Jason Lidyard in Tierra Amarilla

 

8:00 AM

D-117-LR-2020-00023

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:  

STATUS HEARING/ CONFERENCE

MARTINEZ, MARVIN 

Def Atty:  Mnuk-herrmann, Rebecca

Comment: 

 

8:30 AM

D-117-CR-2019-00153

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

JURY TRIAL

SANDOVAL, ANDREW 

Def Atty:  Boyd, John Ronald

Comment: 

 

09/22/2020

Judge Jason Lidyard in Tierra Amarilla

 

8:30 AM

D-117-CR-2019-00153

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

JURY TRIAL

SANDOVAL, ANDREW 

Def Atty:  Boyd, John Ronald

Comment: 

 

4:00 PM

D-117-CR-2015-00245

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

PROBATION VIOLATION ARRAIGNMENT

Segovia, Juan R 

Def Atty:  Plummer, James S.

Comment: 

 

09/23/2020

Judge Jason Lidyard in Tierra Amarilla

 

8:30 AM

D-117-CR-2019-00153

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

JURY TRIAL

SANDOVAL, ANDREW 

Def Atty:  Boyd, John Ronald

Comment: 

 

09/24/2020

Judge Jason Lidyard in Santa Fe

 

8:00 AM

 D-132-CV-2020-00003

 Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC

  v.

Paula Stone

 DEFAULT HEARING

 Contract/Debt & Money Due

Comment:  Proposed Default Judgment

Plaintiff

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC         

Atty: Mitchell, Jonathan Ray        

Defendant

Stone, Paula     

Atty:      

 

8:30 AM

 D-132-CV-2020-00019

 Midland Funding LLC

  v.

Shane French

 DEFAULT HEARING

 Contract/Debt & Money Due

Comment:  Proposed Default Judgment

Plaintiff

Midland Funding LLC        

Atty: Mitchell, Jonathan Ray        

Defendant

French, Shane     

Atty:      

 

9:00 AM

D-117-CR-2019-00067

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Wood, B.Douglas, III

PLEA CONFERENCE

Conklin, Nicholas 

Def Atty:  Smith, Dorie Concetta Biagianti

Comment: 

 

9:00 AM

D-117-CR-2019-00092

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Crum, Brittany

PLEA CONFERENCE

Rivera, Jeremias 

Def Atty:  Hay, Edward Craig, Iii

Comment: 

 

9:30 AM

D-117-CR-2019-00321

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

Dangerousness Hearing

Baca, Lupe Jesus 

Def Atty:  Hay, Edward Craig, Iii

Comment: 

 

10:45 AM

D-117-CR-2020-00130

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Tager, Geoffrey

ARRAIGNMENT

Baca, Donovan Peter 

Def Atty:  Plummer, James S.

Comment: 

 

11:00 AM

D-117-CR-2019-00088

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Tager, Geoffrey

STATUS HEARING/ CONFERENCE

Galvan, Nicole 

Def Atty:  West, Sydney K.l.

Comment:  Status on Evaluation and Stipulated Order Finding the Defendant Competent

 

09/25/2020

Judge Jason Lidyard in Santa Fe

 

8:30 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00273

 Cipriana Torres

  v.

Braulio Adan Torres

 TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER HEARING

 Miscellaneous Civil

Comment: 

Plaintiff

Torres, Cipriana        

Atty: Pro Se        

Defendant

Torres, Braulio Adan     

Atty:      

 

9:00 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00286

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Teresita Trujillo

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Trujillo, Teresita 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:00 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00297

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Maria Evangelina Cesaria Villareal

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Villareal, Maria Evangelina Cesaria 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:00 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00298

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Michelle Jennifer Gallegos

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Gallegos, Michelle Jennifer 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:00 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00293

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Lynn Herberger

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Herberger, Lynn 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:00 AM

 D-132-CV-2020-00014

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Khai Wei Heng

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Heng, Khai Wei 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:  

   

 

9:00 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00290

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Delvan Torres

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Torres, Delvan 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:30 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00312

 In The Matter Of Petitioner Richard Heatley's Peition for Change of Child's Name

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       HEATLEY, RICHARD 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:30 AM

 D-132-CV-2020-00085

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Endira Lopez

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Lopez, Endira 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:30 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00306

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Maria Terecita Coriz

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Coriz, Maria Terecita 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:30 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00305

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Maria Angelita Erlinda

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Erlinda, Maria Angelita 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

9:30 AM

 D-117-CV-2020-00307

 In The Matter Of The Name Change of Ruby Julie Trujillo

 NAME CHANGE HEARING

 Name Change

Comment: 

Plaintiff

       Trujillo, Ruby Julie 

Atty:         

Defendant

     

Atty:      

 

10:00 AM

D-117-CR-2015-00250

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

EVIDENTIARY HEARING

Martinez, Halbert A 

Def Atty:  Mnuk-herrmann, Rebecca

Comment: 

 

11:00 AM

D-117-CR-2016-00361

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

EVIDENTIARY HEARING

Fresquez, Leroy 

Def Atty:  Jones, Michael R.

Comment: 

 

11:00 AM

D-117-CR-2009-00157

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Martin, Anastasia

EVIDENTIARY HEARING

FRESQUEZ, LEROY 

Def Atty:  Jones, Michael R.

Comment: 

 

11:30 AM

D-117-CR-2020-00138

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Tager, Geoffrey

ARRAIGNMENT

Griego, Logan Anthony 

Def Atty:  Hay, Edward Craig, Iii

Comment: 

 

11:30 AM

D-117-CR-2020-00140

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Tager, Geoffrey

ARRAIGNMENT

Griego, Logan 

Def Atty:  Hay, Edward Craig, Iii

Comment: 

 

11:30 AM

D-117-CR-2020-00141

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Tager, Geoffrey

ARRAIGNMENT

Griego, Anthony Logan 

Def Atty:  Hay, Edward Craig, Iii

Comment: 

 

11:31 AM

D-117-CR-2020-00142

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Tager, Geoffrey

ARRAIGNMENT

Salazar, Derick John 

Def Atty:  Plummer, James S.

Comment: 

 

1:00 PM

  

  ** Confidential **

D-117-SI-2020-00011

Competency Hearing

  Lower Court Competency

Comment: 

Petitioner:

 ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential **

Atty:         

Respondent:

 ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential ** ** Confidential **

Atty:    Plummer, James S. 

 

1:00 PM

D-117-CR-2016-00347

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Breen, Larissa

Competency Review Hearing

TRUJILLO, JULIAN E 

Def Atty:  Golightley, Kelly Alexis

Comment: 

 

1:30 PM

D-117-CR-2019-00043

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Ahmed, Ihsan Uddin

PLEA CONFERENCE

WAR, SHANICE L 

Def Atty:  Plummer, James S.

Comment:  Not in custody

 

2:00 PM

D-117-CR-2019-00305

State of New Mexico vs

Pros Atty:   Ahmed, Ihsan Uddin

STATUS HEARING/ CONFERENCE

GONZALES, NICHOLAS 

Def Atty:  Smith, Dorie Concetta Biagianti

Comment: 

 

2:30 PM

 D-132-CV-2020-00086

 Gregory Gordon Barthell

  v.

Rodney K Stothard

 TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER HEARING

 Miscellaneous Civil

Comment: 

Plaintiff

Barthell, Gregory Gordon        

Atty: Pro Se        

Defendant

Stothard, Rodney K     

Atty: Dabney, Philip J.     

 

3:00 PM

 D-132-CV-2020-00087

 Gregory Gordon Barthell

  v.

Robin L Stothard

 TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER HEARING

 Miscellaneous Civil

Comment: 

Plaintiff

Barthell, Gregory Gordon         

Atty: Pro Se        

Defendant

Stothard, Robin L     

Atty: Dabney, Philip J.     

 

3:30 PM

  

  In The Matter Of Ben Torres

D-117-PB-2020-00033

HEARING

  Probate Formal, Will

Comment:  Petition for Formal Probate of Will and Appointment of Co-Personal Representatives

Petitioner:

  Bueno, Patsy       

Atty:  Berg, Jacqueline       

Respondent:

   

Atty:     

 

4:00 PM

 D-117-CV-2020-00324

 Francine Montoya

  v.

Kayleigh Gutierrez, et. al.

 TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER HEARING

 Miscellaneous Civil

Comment: 

Plaintiff

Montoya, Francine        

Atty:         

Defendant

Gutierrez, Kayleigh; Lujan, Dominic     

Atty:      

 

4:30 PM

 D-132-CV-2019-00136

 Jack Pernice, et al,

  v.

Farzaneh Jebrail

 SCHEDULING CONFERENCE

 Real Estate

Comment: 

Plaintiff

Pernice, Cheryl; Pernice, Jack        

Atty: Gruber, Chad        

Defendant

Jebrail, Farzaneh     

Atty: Kalm, Cory James