Magistrate Court Vacancies
A vacancy in Magistrate Court Division I in Dona Ana County as of October 31, 2013, upon the retirement of the
Honorable Judge Oscar Frietze.
A vacancy in Magistrate Court Division II in Valencia County as of November 15, 2013, upon the retirement of the
Honorable Danny Hawkes.
Governor Susana Martinez solicits applications for this position from anyone who meets the statutory qualifications in N.M.S.A 1978, § 35-2-1 which states: Each magistrate shall be a qualified elector of, and reside in, the magistrate district for which he is elected or appointed. No person is eligible for election or appointment to the office of magistrate unless he has graduated from high school or has attained the equivalent of a high school education as indicated by possession of a certificate of equivalency issued by the state department of public education based upon the record made on the general educational development test. In magistrate districts with a population of more than two hundred thousand persons in the last federal decennial census, no person is eligible for election or appointment to the office of magistrate unless he is a member of the bar of this state and licensed to practice law in this state, but he shall not engage in the private practice of law during his tenure in office.
Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from this website (see link above), or by calling Pamela Cason at (505) 476-2200 or email to email@example.com. If you have filled out an application for the Dona Ana Magistrate vacancy in the prior 60 days, please submit a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to resubmit an application.
The deadline to complete applications for Dona Ana County is Wednesday, November 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered.
The deadline to complete applications for Valencia County is Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Phone Interviews will be conducted with applicants on November 20, 2013.