University of Denver

New Mexico Commission Makes Judicial Retention Recommendation

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

The judicial performance evaluation commission recommended retention of three appellate judges standing for retention in November, though one judge scored lower than his colleagues on timeliness of rulings and handling his ongoing workload. Through the judicial performance evaluation program created in 1997, judges are evaluated mid-term and prior to standing for retention in the areas of legal ability, fairness, communications skills, preparation, attentiveness temperament, and control over proceedings.