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.

This is not unusual at all. The Court’s average time from notice of disposition to opinion is over two months, so most cases will take more than a month from your memorandum in opposition to decide. In addition, it is not infrequent that the participating judges will take some time to decide whether they want to join in the summary memorandum opinion. If a case takes a long time to decide, it could mean that one or more judges do not agree, and then the case will be reassigned to another summary calendar or to a general calendar. But taking a long time does not necessarily mean that there will be a change in calendar.