System to Handle Collection Lawsuits Online Expands Statewide

  • Written by Joshua Kellogg of Farmington Daily Times

A pilot program from the state court system to manage debt collection lawsuits online is being expanded statewide this month.

The Online Dispute Resolution service allows both parties of a lawsuit to resolve a money due/debt case using a smartphone, computer or compatible device with internet access, according to an Administrative Office of the Courts press release.

The system, piloted in courts for the Second, Sixth and Ninth judicial districts, will expand across New Mexico on Sept. 1 to all magistrate and district courts.

Chief District Judge Karen Townsend of the 11th Judicial District Court told The Daily Times the system is an excellent tool for people in San Juan and McKinley county, which fall under the jurisdiction of the 11th Judicial District.

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