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Council Tentatively Approves Probate Judge Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 9:16am


Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the $5,906 budget for the Probate Court Monday evening during the first night of the annual budget hearings in Council Chambers.

County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Deputy Clerk Adriana Ortiz presented the Probate Court budget.

Highlights include:

  • Probate Court handled 41 probate cases in FY2018 and 22 docketed probate cases to date in FY2019.
  • In February 2018, the Probate Judge attended the annual Judicial Education Center Professional Development Conference for New Mexico Probate Court Judges and Staff.
  • Probate Case filings have increased 41 percent since FY2017.
  • The FY2020 Proposed Budget is flat to the FY2019 Adopted.
  • Friday, April 26 is the application deadline for applications to fill the Probate Judge vacancy. Council will appoint a new judge at its May 7 Council meeting.