Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Deborah Davis Walker

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Deborah Davis Walker received generally positive scores. For example, attorneys rated Judge Walker positively for being courteous to all participants, being attentive to the proceedings, and for ensuring her personal staff is professional, productive, and knowledgeable. In addition, the court staff rated her positively on all attributes. Although her other scores among attorneys were generally positive, they did rate her slightly lower when it comes to her oral decisions and communications being clear, thorough, and logical.

Experience & Education: Judge Walker was appointed District Judge in 1997 and elected to the position in 1998. She is a Family Court Judge. Judge Walker is an active member in various community and professional organizations. She graduated cum laude from the University of Idaho and received her law degree from the University of Colorado in 1978.

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

Attorneys (n=128, 31% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 78% 17% 6%
Fair and Impartial 73% 14% 13%
Knowledgeable of Law 72% 20% 8%
Communication is Clear 66% 25% 9%
Appropriate Demeanor 83% 10% 7%
Properly Controls Proceedings 76% 17% 7%
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 88% 8% 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 78% 15% 7%

* 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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