1. Preliminary hearings generally do not involve presentation of evidence. An exception is
an emergency hearing on use of cash collateral at which evidence will be taken if offered
by a party.
2. Preliminary hearings generally are scheduled on a trailing docket.
3. If you have requested to appear by telephone, please ensure that you are available at the
scheduled time and until you are called, and that your telephone line is free until you are
called. If you are not available when called, for example if your telephone line is busy or
if we are directed to voice mail, the Court may deny your motion or overrule your
objection by default. Instructions for setting up a Telephonic Appearance at Hearings.
4. Preliminary Hearing Locations:
Judge Jacobvitz: Hearing Room, Room 13017, 13th Floor, Dennis Chavez Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 500 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
Judge Thuma: Hearing Room, Room 13102, 13th Floor, Dennis Chavez Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 500 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
When sending out a notice of preliminary hearing, please indicate that parties/counsel may appear at the preliminary hearing by telephone using this language in the notice of hearing.
To schedule a preliminary hearing for
Chief Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz: Contact chambers at 505-348-2545
Judge David T. Thuma: Contact chambers at 505-348-2420