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  A078, Application for Federal Judicial Employment   ** Required **

The AO78 is required for all positions except for judgeships (USMJ applicants -- see below)
Please follow the application instructions exactly as listed in each vacancy announcement.

Clerk’s Office


  • NEW!  Pro Se Law Clerk    Open until filled, preference given to applications received by July 26

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There are currently no District of New Mexico judgeships available.

  US Magistrate Judge Application  -- Required for District of New Mexico judicial vacancies 

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Conditions of Employment

  • Citizenship:  Employees must be United States Citizens or eligible to work in the United States. Find out more at
  • Code of Conduct:  Judiciary employees are required to adhere to Codes of Conduct that serve as ethical guidance for judges and judicial employees. Find out more at


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