Lawmakers are proposing to create five additional judgeships in New Mexico to help cope with a case backlog.
The House unanimously approved a measure on Thursday that would establish an additional magistrate court judge in Dona Ana County and four district court judges across the state.
The judgeships are for the 1st Judicial District of Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties; the 2nd District of Bernalillo County; the 5th District of Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties; and the 13th District in Sandoval County.
The measure goes to the Senate for consideration.
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