Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Daniel Viramontes

District Court Judge
6th Judicial District --
Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Overall, Judge Daniel Viramontes received positive scores. For example, attorneys rated him quite positively for demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, being courteous to all participants, conducting himself in a manner free from arrogance, being attentive to the proceedings, and for maintaining proper control over the proceedings. Court staff rated Judge Viramontes positively on all attributes. In addition, he was rated positively by resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) for ruling on motions or cases in a timely manner, being attentive to proceedings, maintaining proper control over proceedings, displaying fairness and impartiality toward each side of the case, and for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts.

Experience & Education: Judge Viramontes received a B.S. in Education from New Mexico State University and his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1984. He was appointed District Judge on August 24, 2007 and subsequently elected November 3, 2009. Judge Viramontes has served on the Deming Parks and Recreation Commission for over eight years.

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

Attorneys (n=44, 47% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 79% 13% 8%
Fair and Impartial 73% 14% 13%
Knowledgeable of Law 64% 22% 14%
Communication is Clear 73% 21% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 94% 3% 3%
Properly Controls Proceedings 92% 8% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=19, 63% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 69% 23% 8%
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 69% 23% 8%
Jurors (n=41, 35% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 99% 1% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 99% 1% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 98% 0% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 12% 0%
Fair and Impartial 84% 16% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 80% 20% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 92% 8% 0%
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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