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Purpose of Commission

"WHEREAS, this matter came on for consideration upon the Court's own motion to establish an ad hoc commission to study the operation and structure of the adult guardianship system in New Mexico, to report its findings to this Court and other participants in guardianship administration, and to make any recommendations it deems appropriate for improving the operation or structure of the New Mexico guardianship system;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission hereby is ESTABLISHED;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Commission shall conduct such public information-gathering hearings as it determines helpful, shall review both facts and law relating to operation of the current system, shall consider proposed improvements to the current system, and shall submit its findings and recommendations to this Court without undue delay, including any recommendations the Commission may have for changes in court rules, statutes, administrative practices, additional resources, or any other proposals that may reasonably improve the guardianship system in New Mexico, with an initial status report to the Court no later than October 1, 2017, and such other interim and final reports as the Commission deems appropriate."


Supreme Court Order No. 17-8110 (April 6, 2017). 


Messages and Announcements 

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Meeting dates

April 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
John Milne Community Board Room
Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
[Coming soon - links to agenda and materials]
May 12, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
State Bar Center
5121 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
[Coming soon - links to agenda and materials]


Additional dates, times, and locations TBA



Audio Recordings of Commission Meetings


Coming soon.




Public Comments

Members of the public are invited to submit written comments to the commission consistent with its objective of studying and recommending improvements to the guardianship system in New Mexico. Please note that the commission is an advisory body tasked with recommending improvements to the guardianship system as a whole. As such, the commission has no authority to affect the outcome of a particular case or proceeding.

Written comments may be posted on this page for public viewing in the order received. You may submit a comment electronically using the form below or you may submit a comment by mail, email, or fax to

Joey D. Moya, Clerk
New Mexico Supreme Court
P.O. Box 848
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0848
505-827-4837 (fax)
To view written comments that have been submitted, click here.

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