Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Abigail Aragon

District Court Judge
4th Judicial District --
Guadalupe, Mora, and San Miguel Counties

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Abigail Aragon received positive ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys. Attorneys rated her highly for being courteous to participants, attentive to proceedings, and for demonstrating appropriate demeanor. In addition, the court staff rated her highly for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts and for respecting all court employees regardless of position. Resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated her highly for maintaining control over the proceedings.

Experience & Education: Judge Aragon was appointed District Judge in March of 2006 and elected on June 6, 2006. Prior to the appointment, she worked as an assistant district attorney and in private practice. She presides over a diversified docket and hears both civil and criminal cases. Judge Aragon is active in various civic and professional organizations. She received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico Highlands University and her 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=117, 51% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 91% 6% 3%
Fair and Impartial 84% 10% 6%
Knowledgeable of Law 78% 13% 9%
Communication is Clear 82% 13% 5%
Appropriate Demeanor 91% 5% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 93% 5% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=20, 80% 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%
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 12% 0%
Fair and Impartial 74% 18% 8%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 84% 16% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 76% 16% 8%
Properly Controls Proceedings 96% 4% 0%
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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