Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Shannon Bacon

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Shannon Bacon received positive ratings from each of the groups surveyed. Among attorneys, Judge Bacon scored highly for being punctual in commencing proceedings, displaying familiarity with the cases through prior preparation, and for being attentive to the proceedings before her. Judge Bacon also scored quite positively among attorneys for maintaining proper control over the proceedings and for her ability to decisively rule on procedural and substantive matters. The court staff and jurors scored Judge Bacon positively on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Bacon was appointed District Judge in 2010. Prior to her appointment, Judge Bacon was in private practice, where she focused on civil litigation and appeals. Judge Bacon also served as law clerk to the Honorable A. Joseph Alarid of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Judge Bacon received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University in 1993 and her law degree from Creighton University in 1997.

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

Attorneys (n=301, 48% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 85% 6% 9%
Fair and Impartial 75% 11% 14%
Knowledgeable of Law 78% 13% 9%
Communication is Clear 82% 10% 8%
Appropriate Demeanor 77% 11% 12%
Properly Controls Proceedings 90% 6% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=140, 44% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 64% 32% 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 70% 19% 11%
Jurors (n=15, 38% 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 98% 2% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 93% 7% 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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