Hon. Jay W. Forbes


Judge Forbes was appointed to the District Court in 1995 and was elected to that post in 1996. 


The judge received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Work history:

Prior to being appointed to the bench, he worked for thirty years in general practice in Carlsbad, New Mexico. 

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Appointment History

Fifth Judicial District Court 01/01/95 - 01/01/03