Serving Dona Ana Co., includes Las Cruces
Third District Court [“Programs” – “Problem Solving Courts” – “Family Reunification Court” or “Alternative Dispute Resolution”]
Domestic Relations Mediation Program
Assists with development of Parenting Plans
Civil Settlement Facilitation
Services available to help resolve these case types: environmental issues, contract disputes, collection cases, real estate, foreclosure, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, tort auto, tort (negligence), construction law, product liability, probate litigation, civil rights/discrimination, commercial cases.
Only available for cases where the only relief sought is money in an amount that does not exceed $25k.
Water Rights Mediation
Service available for one complex case: the Lower Rio Grande Water Rights Adjudication — a case involving over 18,000 defendants for which the NM Office of the State Engineer is the Plaintiff.
Lisa Betancourt, Program Manager
Third District Court [“Programs” – “Alternative Dispute Resolution” – “
Child Abuse and Neglect Mediation
Assists with plans for family treatment & reunification (or termination of rights), child safety & wellbeing
Open Adoptions Mediation
Assists with plans for family transition, schedules for contact and child safety & wellbeing