Welcome to the website for Lower Rio Grande (LRG) 
Water Rights Adjudication
 
This water rights adjudication is a legal proceeding to determine the priority, amount of water and other elements of each water right in the Lower Rio Grande River Basin.
 
Persons in the LRG Basin currently shown to own a water right or rights are referred to as “Claimants.” 
 

IF YOU CLAIM A WATER RIGHT:
You are considered a Claimant and have the right to participate in court proceedings regarding:
  • Your water rights
  • Other water rights
  • Matters affecting more than one water right.
 
If you fail to respond in writing to certain court documents or fail to attend mandatory court hearings, you may forfeit or waive your rights. If you are a water right claimant, you must monitor this proceeding to determine upcoming deadlines and court hearings. Deadlines and hearing dates may be found:

 


HOW TO FILE YOUR DOCUMENTS:

  • US Mail:  Third Judicial District Court, 201 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001
  • Facsimile: 575-523-8290
  • Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (place CIVIL in subject line)

FOR MAIN FILINGS ONLY (D-307-CV-888)

Individual subfile matters, Stream System Issues or Expedited inter se proceedings cannot be filed via E-Filing at this time


 

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UPCOMING HEARINGS:

PENDING COURT SETTINGS (Chronological Order):

DATE

CASE

MATTER TO BE HEARD

May 21, 2015

TIME AND PLACE TO BE DETERMINED

 

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Interim Pretrial Conference

     Note:  Motions to be heard at an interim pretrial conference shall be filed no less than 40 days prior, responses no less than 20 days prior and replies no less than 10 days prior

August 11, 2015

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Final Pretrial Conference

August 11, 2015

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Hearing on Objections to Witnesses and Exhibits

August 11, 2015

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Hearing on Pretrial Motions

August 31, 2015

through

September 11, 2015

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Non-Jury Trial

 

November 5, 2015

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Hearing on Dispositive Motions
December 15, 2015

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PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
January 11, 2016

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TRIAL

 

 

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

PENDING COURT DEADLINES (Chronological Order):

DATE DUE

CASE

ITEM DUE

April 17, 2015

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List of Expert and Fact Witnesses
April 22, 2015 SS-97-104

Trial Witness Lists

please see Order Granting Joint Motion for Extension of time....

April 22, 2015 SS-97-104

Expert Rebuttal Reports

please see Order Granting Joint Motion for Extension of time....

April 22, 2015 SS-97-104

Disclosure of Rebuttal Witness Lists

please see: Order Granting Joint Motion for Extension of time....

May 1, 2015 SS-97-104

Responses due regarding the following motions:

 

Pre-1906 Claimants' Motion for Application of Judicial Estoppel(filed 2-18-15)

 

Pre-1906 Claimants' Motion for Threshold Issue (filed 2-18-15)

May 11, 2015 SS-97-104

Replies to Responses due regarding:

 

Pre-1906 Claimants' Motion for Application of Judicial Estoppel(filed 2-18-15)

 

Pre-1906 Claimants' Motion for Threshold Issue (filed 2-18-15)

June 2, 2015 SS-97-104 Completion of Discovery
June 19, 2015 SS-97-104 Final Trial Exhibit Lists
June 19, 2015 SS-97-104 Demonstrative Exhibits
June 22, 2015 SS-97-104 Pretrial Motions
June 26, 2015

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Expert Reports
July 7, 2015 SS-97-104 Responses to Pretrial Motions
July 10, 2015 SS-97-104 Objections to Witnesses & Exhibits
July 22, 2015 SS-97-104 Replies to Responses to Pretrial Motions
July 31, 2015

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Discovery Ends - Began the day the Scheduling Order was filed 1-23-15
August 3, 2015 SS-97-104 Parties' Exchange of Pretrial Statements
August 7, 2015

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Expert Rebuttal Reports and any Substantive Changes to Initial Expert Reports
August 14, 2015 SS-97-104 Submission of Pretrial Order to Parties
August 21, 2015

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Deposition of any expert rebuttal witnesses concluded by this date
August 24, 2015 SS-97-104 Proposed Pretrial Order
 
August 31, 2015

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Dispositive Motions
November 30, 2015

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List of All Witneses

NOTE:  Within 10 working days of service of party's exhibit list; any party objecting to authenticity shall file written notice of objection

November 30, 2015

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Final list of witnesses expected to testify at trial
December 1, 2015

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Court will endeavor to render decision on dispositive motions
December 14, 2015

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Parties to submit page and line designations of all depositions each party intends to present at trial
December 15, 2015

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Claimants to prepare initial portion of Pre-Trial Order and submit to opposing counsel
December 21, 2015

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Objections to parties designations and cross-designations

RE: Deposition designation

December 30, 2015

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Opposing Counsel shall file Pre-Trial Order
January 4, 2016

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Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law to be delivered to the Court

January 4, 2016

(7 days before Trial)

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If counsel cannot agree on the deposition designations, the proponent of the deposition shall submit to the Court the deposition with page/lines indicated and the objections (seven days befor trial)