Judge Positions Open in Albuquerque and Las Cruces

New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration Director Robert E. Doucette, Jr., announces two open judge positions for interested attorneys. One position is primarily located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with periodic travel around the state. The new position is primarily in Las Cruces with periodic travel around the state. Applications are available on our Jobs page and must be submitted by close of business Friday, January 13, 2023. 

No Lump-Sum Hearings on Holiday Weeks

There will be no lump-sum hearings held on holiday weeks. In 2022, there will be no lump-sum hearings on the following dates:

Friday, January 21
Friday, June 3
Friday, June 24
Friday, July 8
Friday, September 9
Friday, October 14
Friday, November 11
Friday, November 25
Friday, December 30

Promulgation of NMWCA Rules: Internal Timeline

The WCA is conducting a review of existing New Mexico WCA Rules. All stakeholders and the general public will have input at all material stages of this process.

The timeline below is subject to change,but provides a general idea of the process and outline of steps.

Through January 31, 2022: Solicit internal (WCA) recommendations from all bureaus of recommended Rule changes.

  • By March 1, 2022: Transmit an email to outside community to solicit input on their suggested Rule changes.
  • April 15, 2022: Transmit draft of Rule changes to general public.
  • May 16, 2022: Schedule a Zoom meeting to receive general public input on draft Rules.
  • June 30, 2022: WCA Office of General Counsel to prepare final draft of rules.
  • July 15, 2022: Schedule a Zoom meeting to receive general public input on final draft of Rules.
  • August 31, 2022: WCA Office of General Counsel to finalize Rules.
  • September 1, 2022: Initiate formal Rule change in accordance with law.

As with any timeline, this is subject to change as circumstances require.

Find out more and read the revisions to the Rules.

For questions, contact Robert Doucette, Director, at, or at 505-841-6007.

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