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New Mexico Legal Research Guide

Index to Resources Below

City and County Ordinances
Other NM Research Guides
Selective Print Sources


State Constitution


Court Rules (can be found in the "Contents of Judicial Volumes" folder)
New Mexico Citation Rule and Appendix
Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Cases and Slip Opinions
NM Courts (click on court sites)


Administrative Code
New Mexico Register
Executive Orders 2003-current
AG Opinions
Listing of NM State Agency websites


NM Supreme Court Forms
Approved Forms -- Forms approved by the Supreme Court can be found by choosing New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules -- Contents of Judicial Volumes -- and then search to see if a form exists
New Mexico Court of Appeals Forms under Documents tab
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Magistrate Court-Approved Complaint Form and Brochure
State Court Sites: Find hours, locations, and some forms approved for that specific court
Federal New Mexico District Court Forms
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New Mexico Forms
Public Regulation Commission -- Corporation Forms
Taxation and Revenue Forms
Listing of NM State Agency websites -- Check State Agency websites for specific topical forms


Community Legal Resources
New Mexico Government Telephone Directory

City and County Ordinances

Individual Jurisdictions
Compilations by Municode
Compilations by American Legal Publishing

Other New Mexico Legal Research Guides

JEC Resources -- benchbooks/handbooks, training materials, topical law materials
New Mexico Health Care Decisions and Advance Directives
American Law Sources Online
Library of Congress Guide to New Mexico Law Online
Historic New Mexico Law-Related Documents at The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Selective Print Resources

New Mexico Digest -- New Mex. and Pro Se KFN3657.N43
New Mexico Bar Bulletin -- Desk Res. and New Mex. KF332.N615
New Mexico Blue Book – Lower Floor JK8030.A22

Compiled by Eileen Cohen (updated February 10, 2009)


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