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Legal Statutes: New Mexico

UPDATED April 28, 2016

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Article 13. Family Violence Protection

back to top40-13-9 Domestic violence special commissioners; appointment and qualifications

A. A domestic violence special commissioner shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the chief judge of the judicial district to which the officer is assigned.

B. A domestic violence special commissioner shall:

(1) be an attorney licensed to practice law in New Mexico;
(2) have a minimum of three years experience in the practice of law and be knowledgeable in the area of domestic relations and domestic violence matters; and
(3) conform to Canons 21-100 through 21-500 and 21-700 of the Code of Judicial Conduct as adopted by the supreme court. Violation of any such canon shall be grounds for dismissal of any domestic violence special commissioner.

History: Added by L. 2005, Ch. 30, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005.