Final Recommendation

J.C.  Robinson
The Honorable

J.C. Robinson

District Court Judge
6th Judicial District --
Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties

Year: 2008

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Robinson received positive scores from all populations surveyed. Attorneys and resource staff (e.g. law enforcement and probation officers) rated him positively for maintaining proper control over the proceedings, attentiveness to the proceedings, promptness in scheduling hearings and trials, punctuality in commencing proceedings, and ruling on motions or cases in a timely manner. Attorneys also rated the judge well for treating self-represented litigants fairly and for his ability to quickly and decisively rule on the matters before him. In addition, the court staff gave positive ratings to Judge Robinson for ensuring his personal staff is professional and for discharging administrative responsibilities diligently. Lawyers appearing before Judge Robinson rate him slightly lower (compared to his other scores) for being courteous to all participants. Judge Robinson acknowledges that he has a tendency to be impatient and has indicated that he will work to make improvements in this area.

Experience & Education: Judge Robinson was elected as District Judge in 2004. Prior to being elected, he was in private practice and served as the District Attorney for the Sixth Judicial District. Judge Robinson is a present member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers (honorary) and the New Mexico District Court Judges Association. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and his law degree from Arizona State University.


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