2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 9 - Administrative Office of the Courts
Section 34-9-8 - Courts; records; manuals.
34-9-8. Courts; records; manuals.
A. The director of the administrative office of the courts shall compile manuals prescribing detailed requirements for uniform systems of records and forms for use by courts. Following approval by the supreme court, the manuals shall be reproduced by the administrative office of the courts and a copy filed with the supreme court law librarian. Upon the filing, any manual then constitutes a set of rules of the supreme court having the effect of law.
B. Sections of any manual may be revised or amended from time to time by the director, and the revisions or amendments become effective following approval by the supreme court, reproduction by the administrative office of the courts and filing with the supreme court law librarian.
C. The director of the administrative office of the courts shall distribute copies of each manual to each court concerned and, upon request, to other courts and to interested members of the public.
D. Each court shall comply with all the requirements contained in the applicable manual, submit reports to the director as requested and furnish additional information the director may consider expedient.
History: 1953 Comp., 16-6-8, enacted by Laws 1963, ch. 66, 1; 1968, ch. 69, 47.