Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Alisa Ann Hadfield

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Alisa Hadfield received generally positive scores from attorneys and court staff on her first survey evaluation since her election to the 2nd District Court. The attorneys scored her positively for being attentive to the proceedings, maintaining control over the proceedings, and displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation. Court staff scored Judge Hadfield positively for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts. However, attorneys rated her somewhat lower for not always being courteous to all participants. The Commission is confident that Judge Alisa Hadfield is committed to improving her performance as a judge, and to productively and professionally serving the courts.

Experience & Education: Judge Alisa Hadfield received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from State University of New York at Albany in 1988 and her law degree from Hofstra School of Law in 1991. Prior to being appointed to district judgeship in 2010, Judge Hadfield was in private practice, served as a deputy public defender, and from 2004 to 2010 served as the Domestic Violence Special Commissioner in the 2nd Judicial District. She was elected to the 2nd Judicial Court judgeship in 2012.

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

Attorneys (n=137, 29% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 76% 17% 7%
Fair and Impartial 65% 20% 15%
Knowledgeable of Law 73% 19% 8%
Communication is Clear 72% 17% 11%
Appropriate Demeanor 63% 19% 18%
Properly Controls Proceedings 83% 13% 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 81% 14% 5%
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 71% 18% 11%

* 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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