Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Beatrice J. Brickhouse

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Beatrice Brickhouse's ratings overall are somewhat mixed. Attorneys rated her positively for being courteous to all participants, being punctual in commencing proceedings, and for being attentive to the proceedings. In addition, attorneys and court staff rated Judge Brickhouse positively for ensuring her personal staff is professional, productive, and knowledgeable. However, attorneys rate her somewhat lower when it comes to exercising sound legal reasoning and for her knowledge of the law. The court staff rate her somewhat lower for not always respecting all court employees regardless of position. She has shown a commitment to improving her performance in all areas.

Experience & Education: Judge Brickhouse was appointed District Court Judge in 2009 and elected to the position in 2010. Prior to her appointment, she served as an assistant city attorney in Albuquerque and as an assistant district attorney. She also had a private practice and is an Army veteran. Judge Brickhouse received her undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University and her law degree from the University of Arizona in 1992.

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

Attorneys (n=278, 46% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 78% 12% 10%
Fair and Impartial 73% 12% 15%
Knowledgeable of Law 61% 22% 17%
Communication is Clear 70% 19% 11%
Appropriate Demeanor 81% 12% 7%
Properly Controls Proceedings 81% 14% 5%
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 70% 13% 17%
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 52% 22% 26%
Jurors (n=11, 31% 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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