Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Daniel E. Ramczyk

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2010

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Overall, Judge Daniel Ramczyk received positive ratings from all groups surveyed. Some of his strengths among attorneys include maintaining proper control over the proceedings, starting courtroom proceedings on time, ruling decisively on procedural and substantive matters, and being attentive to the proceedings. Since his prior evaluation, he has improved in every area. Judge Ramczyk indicated to the Commission that he is dedicated and committed to improving the court and his own performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Daniel Ramczyk was appointed to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in April 2003. His prior work experience includes service as an assistant district attorney, assistant city attorney, and several years in private practice. He serves as a criminal judge and is the Chairperson of the Metro Court Rules Committee. Judge Ramczyk has also served on the Mental Health Court, the Competency Court, and is a volunteer for the DWI/Drug Court. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of New Mexico.

PERCENTAGE THAT AGREE OR DISAGREE THAT THE JUDGE EXHIBITS POSITIVE QUALITIES IN EACH CATEGORY *

Attorneys (n=199, 84% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 82% 11% 7%
Fair and Impartial 72% 13% 15%
Knowledgeable of Law 79% 13% 9%
Communication is Clear 82% 8% 10%
Appropriate Demeanor 67% 16% 17%
Properly Controls Proceedings 89% 4% 7%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=72, 61.5% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 80% 16% 4%
Fair and Impartial N/A N/A N/A
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear N/A N/A N/A
Appropriate Demeanor N/A N/A N/A
Properly Controls Proceedings N/A N/A N/A
Respects Court Employees 78% 11% 11%
Jurors (n=7, 25% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 100% 0% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 100% 0% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A

* On the tables above, the "Agree" columns are comprised of the strongly agree and agree responses. Similarly, the "Disagree" columns are comprised of the strongly disagree and disagree responses. The combined percentage of "Agree", "Disagree", and "Partly Agree/Partly Disagree" for each category may not equal 100% due to rounding error. "N/A" indicates that the category is "not applicable" because some populations were not asked certain questions.

 

PERCENTAGE THAT RECOMMEND THE JUDGE BE RETAINED OR NOT BE RETAINED IN OFFICE. ‡

‡ On the charts above, the "Retain" columns are comprised of the strongly recommend retain and somewhat recommend retain responses. Similarly, the "Do Not Retain" columns are comprised of the strongly recommend not retain and somewhat recommend not retain responses.

 

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