We have had reports of cyber criminals imitating court telephone numbers (“spoofing”) and demanding that citizens pay money for fines or fees in cases involving relatives. These calls are not valid. New Mexico Courts will never call citizens to ask for payments of any kind.

Yes. Case law requires that pro se parties are bound by all of the rules, just as attorneys are. Case law also provides that, when there is no prejudice to the other side, technical rule violations will be overlooked so that cases will be decided on their merits. The Court applies this rule equally to self-represented and attorney-represented litigants.