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Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)

The Administrative Office of the Courts exists to enable the courts of New Mexico to accomplish their mission through:

  • Ensuring that the courts have adequate, equitably distributed resources
  • Ensuring that the courts have and use current technology
    Providing a fair and equitable statewide human resources system
  • Developing and implementing improved court processes and supporting courts in their use
  • Collecting and providing information on and for the courts
  • Managing and accounting for the collection of revenue
  • Ensuring sound financial, budgeting and procurement practices in the management of court resources
  • Providing administrative support for the magistrate courts
  • Maintaining liaison with the legislative and executive branches of state government


AOC Director
Arthur W. Pepin

AOC Deputy Director
Karl Reifsteck

AOC General Counsel
Celina Jones

Fiscal Services Director
Dimple Tafoya

Court Services Division Director

Court Operations Division Director
Jason Clack

Human Resources Division Director
Edwin Ellis

Judiciary Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Cassandra Hayne 

Education Services Director
Paula Couselo-Findikoglu

Barry Massey


New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
The State of New Mexico
202 E. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Phone: 505-827-4800
Fax: 505-827-4824

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