The New Mexico Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in New Mexico.
The Court of Appeals has offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The Court consists of ten judges, sitting in panels of three. The Court has jurisdiction in: civil, non-capital criminal, and juvenile cases, and discretionary jurisdiction in interlocutory decision cases and administrative agency appeals.
Judges hold 8-year terms but may run in a retention election in the general election at the end of their term. If not retained, a judge's term ends on the January 1st following the election.