Final Recommendation

The Honorable

T. Glenn Ellington

District Court Judge
1st Judicial District --
Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe Counties

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Glenn Ellington received generally positive ratings from attorneys. For example, they rated him highly for being attentive to proceedings and for maintaining proper control over proceedings. In addition, attorneys rated him quite positively for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation. However, some attorneys feel that he does not always conduct himself in a manner free from arrogance. His ratings from the resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) were quite positive in all areas, especially in the areas of maintaining proper control over proceedings and promptly scheduling hearings and trials. Judge Ellington also received generally positive ratings among court staff for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts. Judge Ellington has been proactive in continuing to improve his judicial performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Ellington was elected to district judgeship in 2010. Prior to his election, he was in private practice from 2003 to 2010, was Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department from 2001 to 2002, served as district judge from 1997 to 2000, and as a public defender from 1990 to 1997. Judge Ellington received his undergraduate degree from NMSU and his law degree from UNM in 1988.

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

Attorneys (n=85, 51% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 89% 7% 4%
Fair and Impartial 71% 16% 13%
Knowledgeable of Law 77% 19% 4%
Communication is Clear 78% 19% 3%
Appropriate Demeanor 68% 16% 16%
Properly Controls Proceedings 91% 9% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=54, 65% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 71% 23% 6%
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 61% 19% 19%
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 80% 7% 13%
Fair and Impartial 78% 7% 15%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 79% 7% 14%
Appropriate Demeanor 79% 7% 14%
Properly Controls Proceedings 86% 7% 7%
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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