Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Manuel I. Arrieta

District Court Judge
3rd Judicial District --
Doña Ana County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Manuel Arrieta received positive scores from all groups surveyed. For example, attorneys rated him highly for demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, being courteous to all participants, and being attentive to the proceedings. Court staff rated Judge Arrieta positively on all attributes. He was rated quite positively by resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) for being courteous to all participants and behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts.

Experience & Education: Judge Arrieta graduated from New Mexico State University and received his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1984. He was appointed as District Judge in 2009 and subsequently elected in 2010. Judge Arrieta’s community involvement includes Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Young Executives, Las Cruces Homeless Legal Clinic, Voter Protection and New Mexico High School Mock Trial Program. He is currently a member of the Hispanic Bar Association.

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

Attorneys (n=144, 50% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 89% 6% 6%
Fair and Impartial 81% 9% 10%
Knowledgeable of Law 73% 19% 8%
Communication is Clear 77% 15% 8%
Appropriate Demeanor 91% 5% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 91% 4% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=63, 75% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 95% 2% 2%
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 93% 7% 0%
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 87% 6% 6%
Fair and Impartial 76% 14% 10%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 81% 13% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 84% 9% 6%
Properly Controls Proceedings 94% 0% 6%
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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