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.

Civil Arbitration

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.


Lilyana Atencio, Program Manager

Children’s Court Mediation Program

Third District Court [“Programs” – “Alternative Dispute Resolution” – “Children’s Court Mediation”]

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