Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Alan M. Malott

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Overall, Judge Alan Malott received quite positive ratings. For example, attorneys rated Judge Malott highly for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation, being able to decisively rule on procedural and substantive matters, being punctual in commencing proceedings, and for maintaining proper control over proceedings. In addition, the court staff rated Judge Malott quite positively in all areas.

Experience & Education: Judge Malott was appointed as District Court Judge in 2009 and elected in 2010. Prior to his appointment, he was in private practice since 1979. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. Judge Malott received his undergraduate degree from the Arizona State University and his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1979.

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

Attorneys (n=340, 48% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 86% 7% 7%
Fair and Impartial 83% 9% 8%
Knowledgeable of Law 87% 9% 4%
Communication is Clear 90% 6% 4%
Appropriate Demeanor 91% 5% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 96% 2% 1%
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% 13% 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 91% 4% 4%
Jurors (n=11, 41% 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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