31 Rodeo Drive, Laguna, New Mexico – Map
Phone: (505) 552-1900
Fax: (505) 552-7186
Vacant, Chief Judge
Eddie Gomez, Acting Chief Judge
William Johnson, Pro Tem Judge
Karen Aragon, Court Administrator
Vacant, Legal Assistant
Deborah Cheromiah, Administrative Assistant II
Victoria Day, Bailiff/Court Process Server (505) 552-1906
Court Clerks can be reached at these numbers:
Janice Garcia, Criminal Clerk (505) 552-1908
Tina Miller, Civil Clerk (505) 552-1902
Meredith Y. Rodriguez, CNC Clerk (505) 552-1910
Vacant, Traffic Clerk (505) 552-1911
Vacant, 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)
Vacant, Public Defender
Diane K. Kie, Legal Assistant
Office (505) 552-5776
Scope of Work:
Mission: In accordance with the Constitution of the Pueblo of Laguna, the Pueblo of Laguna Judicial branch exercises its judicial powers in a professional, respectful, fair manner that recognizes tribal customs and traditions and protects tribal sovereignty while promoting community safety, open communication and justice.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:
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 2023
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 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|
|Walter Johnson, Jr.||Compliance Officer||505-552-1943|
Probation & Parole Services Mission:
The mission of the Pueblo of Laguna Probation/Parole services is to perform the duties described under the Pueblo of Laguna Code. The office is also charged with the supervision of individuals released on bond, placed on pre-trial diversion or placed on probation or parole by the Pueblo Court and to ensure the compliance with all court ordered conditions. Probation/Parole services also provides rehabilitative services.
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.