Fax: (505) 552-7186
Cristina Jaramillo, Chief Judge
Eddie Gomez, Assoiciate Judge
Vacant, Pro Tem Judge
Vacant, Court Administrator
Christina Martinez, Acting Court Administrator/ Legal Assistant
Deborah Cheromiah, Administrative Assistant II
Victoria Day, Bailiff/Process Server
Janice Garcia, Court Clerk
Tina Miller, Court Clerk
Meredith Y. Rodriguez, Court Clerk
Vacant, Court Clerk
Chelsea Vandeventer, Chief Prosecutor
Vacant, Associate Prosecutor
Michelle Ray, Victims Advocate
Karleen Jose- Administrative Assistant II, Prosecution office
Public Defenders Office:
(Located at the Public Works Building)
Diego Urbina, Public Defender
Diane K. Kie, Legal Assistant
Office (505) 552-1229
Probation / Parole Department:
|Christopher Witt||Probation Manager||505-552-1917|
|Michele Lucero||Administrative Assistant- Probation/Parole||505-552-1941|
|Marilyn Joe||Juvenile Probation Officer||505-552-1916|
|Elizabeth Martinez||Juvenile Probation Officer||505-552-1918|
|Thomasina Leon||Adult Probation Officer||505-552-1915|
|Christine Sisneros||Adult Probation Ofc. & W/C Coord.||505-552-1942|
Scope of Work:
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:
Resuming In-Person Hearings
- All individuals appearing for Court in person will be required to wear a KN-95 mask. The Court has a limited supply available. If you are able to provide your own, please do so. In the event you do not have one, please inform the Court staff upon your arrival.
- All persons appearing in person must possess and present your Covid-19 vaccination card. If you do not have one or have chosen to not be vaccinated, in adherence to wearing the KN-95 mask, you will be required to wear a face shield, which will be provided. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- You will be screened upon entry. A questionnaire and temperature reading will be conducted and contact information (name, phone number or email address) must be provided for contact tracing purposes. All contact information will be kept confidential.
- Only the persons named in your court case (Petitioner and Respondent-Civil Court), Defendant (Criminal Court), attorneys and designated Court staff will be allowed to enter the building and courtroom. If you wish to have additional individuals attend your hearing, a Motion must be filed with the Court. Your motion will be reviewed and taken into consideration on a case-by-case basis.
- Once your hearing has concluded, we request all parties to immediately exit the courtroom for sanitizing purposes before the next hearing.
- Other Court matters that have not been scheduled for a hearing will continue to be addressed at the main entrance by Court staff.
Your cooperation and patience as we transition back to in person hearings is appreciated. Thank you.
Civil Traffic, Animal Control, Wildlife and Trespass will continue to be held telephonically
Court Hours: 8:00 a.m through 4:30 p.m (Court Clerk’s Office open during lunch), Monday – Friday
Notary services are to be made by appointment only, below are there dates & times of their availability:
Deborah Cheromiah Ph# 552-1900 / Email Deborah
Monday thru Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Janice Garcia Ph# 552-1908 / Email Janice
Monday thru Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Karleen Jose Ph# 552-1912 / Email Karleen
Diane K. Kie Ph# 552-1229 / Email Diane
Tuesdays- Civil case hearings (all day) included is W/C
Wednesdays- Civil and/or Civil Juvenile cases
Updated Attorneys List 2022
Attorney Information: The Permission to Practice form can be retrieved from the POL Municode, Title V Judiciary; Ch 3.- Admission, Practice & Discipline of Attorneys & Advocates.
You can mail applications to POL Tribal Secretary’s office, PO Box 194, Laguna, NM 87026 / PH: 552-6654.
Courtroom Rules & Protocols
- NO shorts, tank tops, cut offs, or any other type of revealing clothing allowed. You will be asked to wait outside the courtroom or will be required to change your clothes.
- No clothing that violates Executive Order No. 1-2010 or any laws of the Pueblo of Laguna.
- NO food or beverages
- NO children allowed unless the Judge has permitted their appearance.
- NO CELLPHONES unless used as evidence during your hearing (i.e. picture, voicemail or text message).
- NO hats/caps or sunglasses shall be worn inside courtroom.
- NO GUM CHEWING.
- NO talking unless you are addressing the Judge or testifying as a witness.
- NO contact with inmates if present in courtroom. This includes hand gestures, eye contact or verbal. If contact is made, YOU will be escorted from the courtroom.
If your hearing requires photocopies that need to be given to the judge please inform the court bailiff or Court Clerk PRIOR to your hearing so that court hearings are not disrupted (i.e. proof of registration/insurance, receipts or medical records.)
General Court Forms
Probation & Parole Services Mission:
Probation & Parole Services Scope of Work
Probation/Parole Services is managed by the Probation Manager and is included in the Pueblo Court organizational structure. Probation/Parole Services is divided into Adult Probation/Parole Services and Juvenile Probation services. Adult services include but are not limited to pre-trial monitoring, supervision of individuals placed on probation or parole, and rehabilitative services including the Laguna Community Wellness Court. Juvenile services include, but are not limited to supervision of juveniles placed on probation, truancy meetings, supervision and referral of juvenile complaints to the Juvenile Prosecutor, and transport to and from juvenile detention and treatment services. Both adult and juvenile probation officers also conducts office visits, home/school visits, urine drug and/or alcohol breath testing, and case staffing with appropriate community service providers.