No. D-202-PB-2021-00123

No. D-202-PB-2021-00123
A hearing in this case is set before the Honorable Joshua A. Allison as follows:
Date of hearing: November 18, 2021
Time of hearing: 1:30 p.m.
Length of hearing: 30 minutes
Place of hearing: Bernalillo County Courthouse, 400 Lomas NW, Rm
Matter to be heard: Verified Petition for Order: Approving Distribution of Estate
Assets; Approving Estate Accounting; and Closing Estate and Discharging Personal Representative.
By: /s/ Mary B. Lovato
Mary B. Lovato
TCAA to Division XXIII
Attorneys are responsible for serving the Notice of Hearing on Self-Represented Litigants and for providing a Certificate of Service to the Court at the scheduled hearing.
Ellen Leitzer
Law Office of Feliz A. Rael
1201 Lomas Blvd. NW Ste. C
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel: 505-712.7860
Fax: 505-302.2074
[email protected]
Attorney for Petitioner
Paloma Alquier
25 rue Paul Cezanne
34320 Roujan, France
[email protected]
33 06 2712 9707 (Telephone)
Heir to Decedent’s Estate
**Please see attached instructions for Google Meet/Zoom**
Notice to Parties of Hearing by Google Meet/Zoom and Instructions
1. On March 11, 2020, through Executive Order 2020-004, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a public health emergency arising from the COVID-19 virus.
2. On March 17, 2020, and March 23, 2020, our Supreme Court entered its administrative orders 20-8500-002 and 20-8500-006, respectively, In the Matter of Precautionary Measures for Court Operations in the New Mexico Judiciary During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency as order number 20-8500-002 (the “First Precautionary Measures Orders”).
3. The First Precautionary Measures Orders were subsequently withdrawn by the Supreme Court and ultimately were replaced with order No. 20-8500-025 In the Matter of the Safe and Effective Administration of the New Mexico Judiciary During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which was
entered on July 6, 2020 (the “Current Supreme Court Order”). A copy of the Current Supreme Court order can be found on the Supreme Court’s website at: All parties and litigants are directed to review the Current Supreme Court Order and comply with its provisions.
4. Pursuant to the Current Supreme Court order, “[a]ll hearings, except for jury trials, shall use telephonic or audio-video connection for court appearances by all attorneys, litigants, and witnesses,
unless the judge presiding over the bench trial or other hearing makes oral or written findings of fact and conclusions of law supporting a compelling need for an in-person appearance that are specific to the particular circumstances in an individual case.” See Current Supreme Court Order at 7, ¶ 1 (emphasis
5. The Current Supreme Court Order also requires approval of the Chief Judge in this judicial district prior to proceeding with an in-person hearing other than a jury trial. See id. at ¶ 2.
6. The Current Supreme Court Order also requires all persons entering any courthouse to wear a face mask and to maintain a minimum of six feet of social distance in each direction at all times, subject to certain exceptions. See id. at 4, 9-11 (emphasis added).
7. The Court FINDS, by setting this matter for hearing by Google Meet/Zoom, FINDS that there is not a compelling need for an in-person appearance of any party, counsel, or witness.
8. In light of the requirement for audio-visual or telephonic proceedings, this Court will hear the matter via Google Meet/Zoom.
9. The parties are directed to comply with the exhibit requirements of the Current Supreme Court Order. See id. at 13-14.
10. The parties shall exchange witness lists no later than 48 hours before the hearing for every witness who may be called to testify at the hearing.
11. The following procedures apply to the Google Meet/Zoom hearing:
a. Before the hearing, counsel and unrepresented parties will receive an invitation email from Judge Allison’s office to participate in the hearing by Google Meet/Zoom. The email will include a link to click on to join the hearing. If you do not get an email with the hearing information by Google Meet/Zoom, you must call Judge Allison’s office no later than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the hearing.
b. You can forward this email to anyone who needs to participate in the hearing – witnesses and clients, for example.
c. Ten minutes before the hearing start time, click on the hyperlink in the email to join. You may be in a “waiting room” until Judge Allison joins.
d. Assume that your conversations on Google Meet/Zoom are not private. Attorney-client privileged communications should be had elsewhere. If counsel needs a recess to discuss a privileged matter with a client, he or she may request that recess during the hearing.
e. You will need a good internet connection to join by video. Some wireless internet connections are insufficient. If a connection is insufficient to create a good record, the hearing shall be vacated and reset.
f. All witnesses who will offer testimony at a hearing shall appear by audio and video connection. Each witness needs a microphone and a camera on the computer or device in order to participate.
g. Please mute your line unless talking.
h. The parties shall comply with all applicable executive and public health orders, as well as all orders of the Supreme Court.
i. If you are using a phone or a tablet to connect to the hearing, you may need to download a “Google Hangouts Meet / Zoom” app from the appropriate App Store. You should do this before the start of the hearing.
j. Please call the office with any questions
HCS Pub. October 22, 29, November 5, 2021

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