Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Clay Pace Campbell

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Clay Campbell's ratings were generally positive. Attorneys rated him positively for knowledge of substantive law and the rules of procedure, being attentive to the proceedings, maintaining proper control over proceedings, and for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation. Among court staff and jurors, Judge Campbell scored positively in all areas. Judge Campbell expressed a continuing interest in improving his judicial performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Campbell became a district judge in 2005. He presides over civil cases. Prior to his judgeship, he was in private practice in the areas of civil litigation and corporate law. Judge Campbell was recognized in 2009 by the Albuquerque Bar Association as an Outstanding Judge and, in 2010, was recognized for Pro Bono Service by the American Board of Trial Advocates. Judge Campbell received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and law degree from William and Mary University in 1990.

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

Attorneys (n=334, 47% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 79% 8% 12%
Fair and Impartial 69% 15% 16%
Knowledgeable of Law 75% 13% 12%
Communication is Clear 70% 17% 13%
Appropriate Demeanor 69% 15% 16%
Properly Controls Proceedings 88% 7% 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 83% 7% 10%
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 79% 0% 21%
Jurors (n=20, 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 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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