Supreme Court of New Mexico
FROM THE NEW MEXICO SUPREME COURT NO. 97-8500
IN THE MATTER OF THE PROVISIONAL ADOPTION OF MEDIUM NEUTRAL CITATION FOR APPELLATE OPINIONS AND NEW MEXICO STATUTES AND NMRA CITATION FOR COURT RULES AND UNIFORM JURY INSTRUCTIONS IN APPELLATE OPINIONS AND PLEADINGS FILED IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO
WHEREAS, the matter came on for consideration upon the Court's own motion to adopt medium neutral citation for appellate opinions and New Mexico statutes and NMRA citation for Court rules and uniform jury instructions in all pleadings
filed in the courts of the state of New Mexico, Chief Justice Gene E. Franchini, Justice Joseph F. Baca, Justice Pamela B. Minzner, Justice Patricio M. Serna, and Justice Dan A. McKinnon, III, concurring;
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the motion hereby is granted and this Court hereby provisionally adopts medium neutral citation for appellate opinions and New Mexico statutes and NMRA citation for Court rules and uniform jury instructions as the official citation forms for all pleadings filed in the courts of the state of New Mexico;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the means of implementing this order shall be developed by the Supreme Court Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee and that the Committee will report its recommendations to the Court;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Supreme Court clerk, the official reporter of appellate opinions, shall cause to be published in the
opinion header of all appellate opinions the medium neutral citation, which serves as the official citation for appellate opinions issued by the New Mexico appellate courts;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the medium neutral citation form for New Mexico statutes shall be "NMSA 1978, § __ (19__)", i.e., it is unnecessary to refer to "Cum. Supp." or "Repl. Pamp.", rather reference shall be made to the "History Note" that appears after each statute to indicate effective year; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the official citation form for all Court rules and uniform jury instructions promulgated by the Court shall be "Rule __, NMRA 19__" or "UJI__, NMRA 19__."
WITNESS, The Hon. Gene E. Franchini, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this 15th day of August, 1997.