This section highlights noteworthy judgments, trials, judicial reviews, and various criminal and civil proceedings related to innovations. Topics of interest include innovations in providing legal aid or legal services to the underserved, improvements in general legal services, and alternatives to incarceration and capital punishment. Drug courts, family courts, lawyers, prosecution, community courts and sentencing are covered. Technology in the courtroom is also highlighted.
New Mexico’s judicial system began rolling out a tool Monday aimed at making the process of settling credit card, medical and other debt more convenient by allowing people to handle cases against them online rather than in court.