No applicants for judicial opening so deadline is reset

July 14, 2018

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The state court system’s first attempt to recruit potential replacements for a retiring District Court judge in northeastern New Mexico didn’t work so it’s trying again.

The Las Vegas Optic reports that the Judicial Selection Office has reset the deadline for submissions of applications to replace Fourth Judicial District Judge Matt Sandoval to Aug. 2 because no applications were received by the initial deadline of July 5.

Sandoval is officially retiring Aug. 1, though he hasn’t heard any cases since taking a leave of absence due to health concerns last November.

The Las Vegas-based Fourth Judicial District includes Guadalupe, Mora and San Miguel counties and has two other judges.

The Judicial Nominating Committee will meet Aug. 27 in Las Vegas to evaluate the applicants for the position.

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