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Tribal-State Judicial Consortium

Consorcio Judicial Tribal-Estatal


The Consortium consists of 14 members, half of whom represent Tribal Courts and the other half represents State Courts at all levels. In addition, 3 alternate positions may fill in for regular members (voting authority) when one is absent. Two alternates represent Tribal Courts, and one represents State Courts.


The Tribal Court representatives are designated by the Tribal Judges, with two members coming from the Southern Pueblos, two from the Northern Pueblos, one each from the Jicarilla Apache Tribe and the Navajo Nation, and one general position. 

The State Court representatives are appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court. There are also 2 liaison positions, one for a Supreme Court member, and one for a Federal Court or attorney, who are appointed by the Supreme Court.

All members hold 3-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms. See below for the Order from the Supreme Court regarding these appointments and the official Tribal-State Judicial Consortium roster:

Order of Appointments

Tribal-State 2018 Roster

Title: Judge Bruce C. Fox
Court: Laguan Pueblo Tribal Court
Address: P.O. Box 194, Laguna, NM 87120
Phone: 505-552-1900
Biography: Judge Bruce Fox received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. from the Western New England University. He then left the suburbs of Connecticut and moved to Window Rock, Arizona, where he worked for DNA Peoples Legal Services on the Navajo Nation. He also worked for many years at the NM Public Defender Department in Farmington and Albuquerque, where he specialized in mental health issues. And in between he spent some time in private practice. His most recent positions have been with the Pueblo of Laguna Healing to Wellness Court, a criminal diversion program which encourages alcaholics and drug addicts to leave behind their lives of addiction and crime. During his career Judge Fox has served on the New Mexico Supreme Court Criminal Uniform Jury Instruction Committee, and has been on the boards of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Family Crisis Center in Farmington.
Groups: Tribal Members

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