Final Recommendation

Jane Shuler Gray
The Honorable

Jane Shuler Gray

District Court Judge
5th Judicial District --
Chaves, Eddy, and Lea Counties

Year: 2008

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Gray received positive scores from both attorneys and non-attorneys. Among attorneys, she received high ratings for being courteous to all participants, conducting herself in a proper manner, and for having a dignified demeanor. The court staff rated her well for discharging responsibilities diligently and for ensuring her personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable. Also, the resource staff (e.g. law enforcement and probation officers) rated her positively for her attentiveness to the proceedings and for displaying familiarity with cases through prior preparation.

Experience & Education: Judge Gray is the first woman to serve as a District Judge in the 5th Judicial District. She was appointed to the court in March 2006 and was elected in November 2006. She hears both civil and criminal cases. Before being appointed to the district bench, she was active in private law practice for 26 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico. She received her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1977.


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