Magistrate Court Vacancies
A vacancy in Magistrate Court Division I in Sierra County as of December 31, 2013, upon the resignation of the
Honorable Thomas G. Pestak.
A vacancy in Magistrate Court Division II in Rio Arriba County as of February 28, 2014, upon the resignation of the
Honorable Alex Naranjo.
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, or by calling Pamela Cason at (505) 476-2200 or email to email@example.com.
The deadline to complete applications for Sierra County Magistrate Court Division I is Friday, March 7, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Phone interviews will be conducted with applicants on Monday, March 10, 2014.
The deadline to complete applications for Rio Arriba County Magistrate Court Division II is Friday, March 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Phone interviews will be conducted with applicants on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.