Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Valerie A. Huling

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Valerie Huling received high ratings in all areas of her evaluation. For example, attorneys rated Judge Huling highly for maintaining proper control over proceedings, being attentive to proceedings, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, and for ruling on motions or cases in a timely manner. In addition, the court staff gave Judge Huling very high scores for conducting herself in a proper manner and for respecting all court employees. Judge Huling has consistently been rated highly in all areas of her overall judicial performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Huling was appointed District Court Judge in 2003 and elected in 2004. Prior to her appointment, she worked in private practice with an emphasis in civil law. Judge Huling is active in various community and professional organizations. She received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University of New Orleans in 1980 and her law degree from University of New Mexico School of Law in 1985.

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

Attorneys (n=256, 42% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 94% 4% 2%
Fair and Impartial 88% 10% 2%
Knowledgeable of Law 88% 10% 2%
Communication is Clear 91% 7% 2%
Appropriate Demeanor 93% 6% 1%
Properly Controls Proceedings 97% 2% 0%
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 97% 3% 0%
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 97% 0% 3%

* 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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