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Proposed Rule Changes

Proposed amendments to the Supreme Court’s Rules of Practice and Procedure are posted below. To view any of the proposals published for comment, click on the link to the proposal. You may submit a comment electronically using the Rule Proposal Comment Form below, or you may submit your comment by email to nmsupremecourtclerk@nmcourts.gov, by fax to 505-827-4837, or by mail to

Joey D. Moya, Clerk
New Mexico Supreme Court
P O Box 848
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87504-0848


Your comments must be received by the Clerk on or before April 3, 2019, to be considered by the Court. Please note that any submitted comments may be posted on the Supreme Court’s website for public viewing.


Proposal 2019-001 - Treatment guardian's petition for enforcement order [New Form 4-934 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-002 - Filing of reports [New Rule 1-143 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-003 - Mandatory joinder of delinquent acts in delinquency proceedings [Rule 10-212 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-004 - Advisement of rights in proceedings subject to ICWA [Rule 10-314 NMRA_ and New Form 10-517 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-005 - Juror questionnaires [Forms 4-602C and 9-513C NMRA]. Comments begin on p.11

Proposal 2019-006 - Notice of completion of briefing [Rule 1-007.1 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-007 - Default judgment_ required filing of original negotiable instrument [Rule 1-055 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-008 - Issuance of mandate to magistrate or metropolitan court [Rules 1-072 and 1-073 NMRA_ and New Form 4-711 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-009 - Preference for summons [Rule 5-208 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-010 - Motions to reconsider [Rules 5-601, 6-304, 7-304, and 8-304 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-011 - Life without the possibility of release or parole procedures [New Rule 5-705 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-012 - Loss of consortium claims_ wrongful death claims [UJI 13-1810A and 13-1830 NMRA_ and New UJI 13-1810B and 13-2223 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-013 - Removing 'Evidence has been presented that . . . .' [UJI 14-252, 14-5007, 14-5009, and 14-5010 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-014 - Instructions relating to sexual exploitation of children [New UJI 14-631, 14-632, 14-633, 14-634, and 14-6019C NMRA] (1)

Proposal 2019-015 - Restructuring battery on a peace officer instruction and correcting a citation [UJI 14-2211 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-016 - Updating tampering with evidence instructions in light of Radosevich [UJI 14-2241 and 14-6019 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-017 - Consideration of mental capacity in determining voluntariness of a confession or admission [UJI 14-5040 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-018 - Updating instructions relating to intoxication defenses [UJI 14-5105, 14-5106, 14-5110, and 14-5111 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-019 - Duty to retreat_ first aggressor_ removing 'Evidence has been presented that . . . .' [UJI 14-5170 and 14-5171 NMRA]

Proposal 2019-020 - Clarifying first aggressor instructions [UJI 14-5191 NMRA_ and New UJI 14-5191A NMRA]

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