Preliminary Hearings

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, 5th Floor, adjacent to the Gila Courtroom, Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87102

        Judge Thuma: Hearing Room, 5th Floor, adjacent to the Brazos Courtroom, Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87102

    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 505-600-4650

Judge David T. Thuma: Contact chambers at 505-600-4640