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Manuals

Where to find benchbooks, guidebooks and other manuals from the Judicial Education Center.

JEC updates manuals regularly.

Here you will find information tailored to individual groups within the judiciary. These guides will help new and established judges discover what resources are on the JEC website that are designed especially for them.

Appointing Special Masters and Other Judicial Adjuncts
A Handbook for Judges and Lawyers
Child Protection Best Practices Bulletins
A series of publications intended to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in the state of New Mexico's care.
Child Welfare Handbook
A Handbook on Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings for New Mexico Judges and Practitioners.
DWI Benchbook
Criminal Proceedings Involving Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs in New Mexico
Family Law Manual
Topics in Family Law for the New Mexico Judiciary
Judge's Deskbook on the Basic Philosophies and Methods of Science
Guide for judges on handling attempts to introduce scientific evidence.
Judges Tell: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Presided in an Adult Victim Sexual Assault Case
Key issues related to adult victims of sexual assault.
Judicial Ethics Handbook
Judicial Ethics for New Mexico Courts
Juvenile Justice Handbook
The New Mexico Juvenile Justice Handbook
Municipal Court Manual for Judges & Staff
A Guide for New Mexico Municipal Judges and Staff
Probate Judges Manual
A Guide for New Mexico Probate Judges by Judge Merri Rudd with assistance from Lori Frank
Probate Judges Manual - Forms
Sample Forms and Checklists in Word Format for Probate Court Use
Public Access to Court Records
Implementing the CCJ/COSCA Guidelines
Public Health Law Handbook
New Mexico Civil Proceedings Involving State Public Health Powers
Sexual Assault Benchbook
The New Mexico Sexual Assault Benchbook is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource guide for trial courts in handling sexual penetration and sexual contact crimes.
Traffic Citations Manual
A Legal and Procedural Guide for New Mexico Traffic Citations
Uses of State Court Criminal Records in Immigration Proceedings
How state court criminal records may be used in federal immigration proceedings. Written and published by the Center for Public Policy Studies.
Workbook for Judges and Journalists
Initiating and Maintaining a Constructive Dialogue
Immigration Bench Cards
A series of bench cards on federal immigration issues designed for state criminal, juvenile, and family court judges.