We have had reports of cyber criminals imitating court telephone numbers (“spoofing”) and demanding that citizens pay money for fines or fees in cases involving relatives. These calls are not valid. New Mexico Courts will never call citizens to ask for payments of any kind.

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Electronic Resources in the Library and the Courts

The links below provide access to electronic resources that are only accessible from computers inside the Supreme Court Law Library and from the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals (Santa Fe and Albuquerque), and the District Courts.

This list is not comprehensive: for the complete holdings of the law library check the catalog or call the reference desk at 505-827-4850.

  • Congressional Publications (Hearings)
    Access to Congressional Hearings is available up to 1979. This guide explains how to use this resource. (Proquest)
  • HeinOnline
    HeinOnline is a collection of digital libraries dealing with legal matters. It contains over 100 million pages of legal history. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline also contains the United States Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, Federal Legislative History, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700′s, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all the United States’ Treaties and Agreements, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the Code of Federal Regulations from inception in 1938, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, each state’s Session Laws andHistorical Statutes, and much more.

    • New Mexico’s Session Laws
      This section of HeinOnline’s Session Law Library provides access to the Session Laws of New Mexico from the Kearny Code of 1846 to within 60 days of the latest printed Session Laws. (HeinOnline)
  • West’s Encyclopedia of American Law
    * Accessed via the NM State Library’s El Portal and Gale eBooks.  Once the page loads, click “Law” from the subject list on the left. Find current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.