District Court Judge
3rd Judicial District --
Doña Ana County
Evaluation: Judge Duran is a competent judge. Her evaluations indicate that her strengths lie in the areas of timeliness, attentiveness to the proceedings, maintaining proper control of her courtroom, and behaving in a dignified manner. Judge Duran received mixed ratings in the areas of fairness and demeanor, with some respondents suggesting that the judge sometimes prejudges cases.
Experience & Education: Judge Duran was elected to the district judgeship in November 1996. Prior to this she worked for the Third District Court as a Child Support Hearing Officer, a Special Commissioner for Domestic Violence, and a Mediation Director. Judge Duran's community involvement includes making public presentations to various community and civic organizations and serving as a faculty member for New Mexico Continuing Legal Education. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of New Mexico.