Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Jim T. Martin

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

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Jim Martin received generally positive ratings from all the population groups surveyed. For example, attorneys rated the judge positively for being punctual in commencing proceedings, being attentive to proceedings, maintaining proper control over the proceedings and for his ability to decisively rule on procedural and substantive matters. The court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) also gave Judge Martin generally positive ratings on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Martin was appointed to the bench in 2005, and was elected to the bench in 2006. Judge Martin is experienced in civil, domestic relations, and criminal law. He currently hears civil cases, some probate cases, and a small number of family law cases. Before becoming a district court judge, Judge Martin worked as an assistant United States attorney from 1991 to 2005. Judge Martin received his undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in 1986 and his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1991.

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

Attorneys (n=134, 49% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 76% 8% 16%
Fair and Impartial 75% 8% 17%
Knowledgeable of Law 78% 12% 10%
Communication is Clear 79% 11% 10%
Appropriate Demeanor 75% 10% 15%
Properly Controls Proceedings 93% 2% 5%
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 73% 17% 10%
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 75% 13% 12%
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 85% 9% 6%
Fair and Impartial 77% 13% 10%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 78% 13% 9%
Appropriate Demeanor 82% 9% 9%
Properly Controls Proceedings 91% 6% 3%
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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