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The Supreme Court Elects New Chief Justice


Hon. Michael E. Vigil was unanimously elected by his colleagues on July 15, 2020, to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. 

Chief Justice Vigil succeeds Justice Judith K. Nakamura, who served as Chief Justice since 2017. 

To read the press release announcing the election of Chief Justice Vigil, please click here.




The Supreme Court remains open but is committed to implementing protocols to minimize the risk of coronavirus to all courthouse users.

At this time, all scheduled arguments are tentative and subject to change. The Court will continue to actively monitor daily developments and provide information as it is known.

For further coronavirus information and updates please see the New Mexico Judiciary's website at nmcourts.gov/news.aspx.