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New Mexico Courts

Tribunales de Nuevo México

Electronic Filing and Service Available for Criminal Cases –

Pilot Program at the 2nd and 12th Judicial Districts

Electronic filing for Criminal cases in the 2nd and 12th Judiciail Districts will be available through the same File and Serve system used for Civil, Family and Probate eFiling.  Electronic filing for Criminal cases is only available for subsequent filings.

Electronic filing and service will be available for Criminal cases at no charge.  For more information, please see Rule 5-103.2.

If you already have a File & Serve account, you can use your existing account. If you are new to the File and Serve system, please go to the Getting Started section below and follow the instructions.


Getting Started in File and Serve

  1. A CAID number is required for attorneys to use File and Serve (NOTE: this is different than a ​State ​Bar number).  Your CAID number may appear on your bar card near your state bar number​.  The CAID number is a 5-digit number ​-- ​​​with the first two digits corresponding to the year your CAID number​​ was issued​, which may be​ followed by a slash​, and​ ​three more digits​ --​ such as "05/111".  If you have trouble locating your CAID number, please contact the​ ​New Mexico Supreme Court at​ ​505-827-4860 or​ ​nmsupremecourtclerk@nmcourts.gov to obtain your CAID number.​  ​Out-of-state attorneys ​seeking to electronically file as a pro hac vice attorney should click here for more information about how to apply for pro hac vice admission with the State Bar. If your application is accepted you will be issued a CAID number.
  2. ​Register for an account in File and Serve by clicking here and selecting the Register button on the New Mexico File and Serve home page​.​
  3. You are ready to begin electronic filing for Criminal cases 

Already Registered? 

Attorney Access to New Mexico File and Serve click here.

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Please use the following guidelines for Criminal eFiling:


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