Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Nan G. Nash

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Nan Nash received quite positive ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys. For example, attorneys rated Judge Nash highly for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation, being punctual in commencing proceedings, being attentive to the proceedings, and for maintaining proper control over proceedings. In addition, the court staff rated Judge Nash very highly in all areas.

Experience & Education: Judge Nash was appointed District Court Judge in 2003 and elected in 2004. She presides over family and domestic violence cases. Prior to her appointment as a judge, she served as a family court hearing officer, special commissioner on domestic violence and was the director of the Court Alternatives Division of the Second Judicial District. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1985 and her law degree from the Indiana School of Law in 1989. She currently serves as an adjunct professor, lecturer, and externship judge at the UNM School of Law.

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

Attorneys (n=323, 46% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 93% 4% 3%
Fair and Impartial 85% 9% 6%
Knowledgeable of Law 83% 13% 4%
Communication is Clear 86% 10% 4%
Appropriate Demeanor 89% 7% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 95% 4% 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 100% 0% 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 100% 0% 0%

* 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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