News Media Information and Resources

The Court's Public Information Officer is the Clerk of Court.  News media inquiries should be made to norman_meyer@nmb.uscourts.gov, or by calling 505-348-2450

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U.S. Courts Resources

About the Federal Courts

Judiciary News

Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts
The Administrative Office has published a Journalist Guide to the Federal Courts which is intended to assist representatives of the media.

Cameras in the Courts
History of Cameras in the Courts

Electronic Media Coverage of Federal Civil Proceedings

Resources for Journalists
A Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts

 


General Resources

Judge's Ethical Duty Not to Comment
Code of Conduct for United States Judges, Canon 3(A)(6)

Opinions
Federal Court Opinions (also known as memorandum decisions) may be downloaded and viewed for free. See Opinions page for information to access opinions for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Mexico.

Copies of Transcripts
Rates vary by transcriber, but are subject to maximum rates established by the Judicial Conference. The conference has established six transcript categories based on delivery times and has set a maximum rate for each. Fees range from $3.65 - $7.25 per page. Costs for additional copies range from $.60 - $1.20 per page.

Click here for more information and how to order transcripts.

Other Court Information
Courtroom Technology Information

 

Case Information

The press and public can access case information for free by using the public computer terminals located at the Clerk's Office.

PACER
Case information may also be accessed by using PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). This is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy Courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index. Electronic access is available by registering with the PACER Service Center, the judiciary’s centralized registration, billing, and technical support center at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov

CM/ECF Media Accounts
The Court offers CM/ECF Media Accounts so that account holders may designate specific cases for which to receive e-mail Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs) of case activity. This incorporates the same CM/ECF mechanism (e-mail configuration) as for attorney users, who may also designate cases other than their own for which NEFs are to be received.  PACER fees apply.

For more information on obtaining a Media Account, email ecfhelp@nmcourt.fed.us or call (505) 348-2500, option 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media

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Use of Electronic Devices

The use of electronic devices is subject to NM Local Rule 5073-1:   No cameras, transmitters, receivers, or recording equipment may be brought into or used in any court environs (i.e. the entire floor where a bankruptcy courtroom, judge's chambers, or creditors' meeting room is located); provided, however, that this rule does not apply to 1) a stenographic or recording device used by an official court reporter, trustee, other authorized court or United States trustee personnel; 2) equipment used during an investiture, ceremonial, or naturalization proceeding; 3) a cell phone, tablet, or computer that includes a camera or audio recorder, if the camera/recorder is turned off; or 4) a device required because of a person's disability.