Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Lisa B. Riley

District Court Judge
5th Judicial District --
Chaves, Eddy, and Lea Counties

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Lisa Riley received generally positive ratings from the survey groups. Attorneys rated her highly for maintaining proper control over proceedings, being attentive to proceedings, being courteous to all participants, and demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench. The court staff gave Judge Riley slightly lower ratings than the attorneys. The resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) gave her generally positive scores in all areas. Judge Riley expressed a determination to continue to improve her judicial performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Lisa Riley was appointed to the Fifth Judicial District judgeship in 2011 and elected in 2012. Prior to her appointment, Judge Riley served as Prosecutor for the City of Artesia, Domestic Violence Commissioner for Eddy County, and Domestic Violence Commissioner for Lea County. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and her law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1992.

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

Attorneys (n=50, 31% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 96% 0% 4%
Fair and Impartial 85% 12% 3%
Knowledgeable of Law 73% 18% 9%
Communication is Clear 90% 9% 1%
Appropriate Demeanor 95% 2% 3%
Properly Controls Proceedings 94% 4% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=52, 79% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 57% 17% 26%
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 68% 23% 9%
Jurors (n=75, 35% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 100% 0% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 98% 2% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 99% 1% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 76% 10% 14%
Fair and Impartial 71% 15% 14%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 72% 14% 14%
Appropriate Demeanor 76% 7% 17%
Properly Controls Proceedings 79% 10% 10%
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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