Have you been contacted by a person claiming to be a court employee who states that you are not in compliance with an order of the court because you missed a court date or did not pay? Keep yourself safe from cyber criminals imitating court telephone numbers (“spoofing”) who demand payment!  Anyone who receives a suspicious phone call should hang up and verify the status of their case using the NMCourts Case Lookup tool.  You can also contact the court directly or call court customer service at: 855-268-7804.  Remember: you can always see a Judge to address your outstanding issues.

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Children’s Code Task Force

Upcoming Meeting

Our Next Meeting will be held on:

May 11, 2023

Task Force Members

Judge Catherine Begaye, Chair

Shelly Bucher, LMSW Director, Substitute Care Advisory Council

Rosenda Chavez-Lara, Family Law Attorney

Jesse Clifton, Attorney, Disability Rights New Mexico

Alison Endicott-Quinones, Legal Director, Advocacy Inc.

Bette Fleishman, Executive Director, Pegasus Legal Services for Children

Diana Garcia, Deputy District Attorney, Juvenile Division

Beth Gillia, JD. MA Director, Office of Family Representation and Advocacy

Shira Greenberg, Founder & Artistic Director, Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts/Keshet Arts & Justice Initiative

Leslie Jones, JD, CWLS Lead Attorney, NMFAP

Hilari Lipton, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Office of the Secretary, CYFD

Senator Linda Lopez, New Mexico State Senator, Dist. 11

Mary McQueeney, Chief Children’s Court Attorney, CYFD, PS Legal

Catherine Pavelski, CPSW Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW) and Person/Parent with Lived Experience.

Judge Alma Roberson, Children’s Court Judge, Second Judicial District

Judge John J. Romero (Ret.), Retired Presiding Judge, Children’s Court Division, Second Judicial District

Dennica Torres, Managing Attorney, Juvenile Div. LOPD

Brandie White, Program Director, Mesilla Valley CASA

Jacqueline Yalch, President, NM Tribal Indian Child Welfare Consortium

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