Final Recommendation

Sandra J. Clinton
The Honorable

Sandra J. Clinton

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2002

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: All of the groups surveyed for this evaluation rated Judge Clinton favorably. Some of her specific strengths include her attentiveness to proceedings and her courtesy to others in the courtroom. She also received high ratings for her overall judicial performance. Although this evaluation revealed no specific areas of weakness for Judge Clinton, she is committed to ongoing self-improvement. Currently she is striving to improve her knowledge of substantive case law and does not hesitate to seek advice from other judges.

Experience & Education: Judge Clinton was appointed to the Metropolitan Court in 1999; her prior work experience includes service as an Assistant District Attorney and several years in private practice, where she concentrated on criminal and juvenile law. She is actively involved in community and professional organizations. Judge Clinton received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and her law degree from the University of Utah.


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