New Mexico Courts
- Americans with Disabilities (ADA)
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2023 Language Access and ADA Services Annual Report!
If you will need an accommodation to visit one of our courts, please call or email the courthouse as soon as possible.
Americans with Disabilities (ADA)
What is the American with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was enacted to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Under Title II of the ADA, no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of programs, services, or activities of a public entity. This prohibition applies to the New Mexico state courts as providers of public programs, services, and activities. Pursuant to the ADA, people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access, use, and fully participate in court programs, services, and activities and not be discriminated against because of their disability.
The New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts is committed to ensuring equal access to and full participation in court programs, court services, and court activities for qualified individuals with disabilities, including attorneys, litigants, defendants, probationers, witnesses, victims, potential jurors, and public observers of court proceedings.
The New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts Statewide ADA Title II Coordinator Office provides resources, guidance and training to all judiciary employees. It also oversees the enforcement of Title II of the ADA in each judicial district’s programs, services and activities.
If you have a disability that may restrict your ability to meaningfully participate in court proceedings, programs, activities, or services, the Judicial Branch will provide you with reasonable and appropriate accommodations at no cost to you.
Notice of Rights ASL Video:
If you need assistance requesting an accommodation please contact the judicial district ADA Title II coordinator where the accommodation will be needed. A list of coordinators listed by District is available below:
Click here to find your District ADA Coordinator
ADA Title II Forms
- ADA Notice of Rights
- ADA Grievance Procedure
- ADA Request for Accommodations (Please send the Request for Accommodations form directly to the District ADA Coordinator where the case is going to be heard as soon as possible)
- ADA Complaint Form (Please send the Complaint form to the Statewide ADA Title II Coordinator, contact information below)
New Mexico Judicial District Websites
- Supreme Court
- Court of Appeals
- First Judicial District (Rio Arriba and Santa Fe Counties)
- Second Judicial District (Bernalilllo County)
- Third Judicial District (Doña Ana County)
- Fourth Judicial District (Guadalupe, Mora, and San Miguel Counties)
- Fifth Judicial District (Chaves, Eddy, and Lea Counties)
- Sixth Judicial District (Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties)
- Seventh Judicial District (Catron, Sierra, and Socorro Counties)
- Eighth Judicial District (Colfax, Taos, and Union Counties)
- Ninth Judicial District (Curry and Roosevelt Counties)
- Tenth Judicial District (De Baca, Harding, and Quay Counties)
- Eleventh Judicial District (McKinley and San Juan Counties)
- Twelfth Judicial District (Lincoln and Otero Counties)
- Thirteenth Judicial District (Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties)
- Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court (Albuquerque)
Peggy Cadwell, Statewide ADA Title II Coordinator
Mailing Address: 111 Lomas Blvd. NW, Suite 300 Albuquerque, NM 87102
Email Address: ADA@nmcourts.gov