Pretrial Scheduling Order: (filing of complaint to pretrial scheduling order) 100% within 120 days Trial: (filing of scheduling order to trial) 100% within 18 months Appeals: (filing to decision or disposition) 100% within 10 months (date of submission to panel to decision or disposition) 100% within 3 months
New Mexico did not respond to the fall 2002 update request or the fall 2007 update request; therefore, this information is current as of 1999. In the case that a pretrial scheduling order is not filed, the court shall set the case for trial in a timely manner, but no later than 18 months. The Court of Appeals, and individual judges understand, that no single fixed time standard is appropriate for each appeal. This is why the resolution goals only go up to 95 percent. The remaining 5 percent of cases are to be resolved as expeditiously as possible given the complexity of the issue, or any unusual circumstances.