Final Recommendation

The Honorable

John F. Davis

District Court Judge
13th Judicial District --
Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge John Davis received quite positive ratings from attorneys in many areas including being attentive to the proceedings, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, being knowledgeable of the law, and conducting himself in a manner free from impropriety. Judge Davis received a somewhat lower rating from attorneys in being prompt in scheduling hearings and trials; however, the Commission concluded that this somewhat lower score was a result of the large caseload assigned to Judge Davis during the evaluation period. Judge Davis received generally positive ratings in all areas from the court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.).

Experience & Education: Judge Davis was appointed District Judge in August 2006 and elected the following November. During his time on the bench, he has primarily handled domestic relations cases and child abuse and neglect cases. Recently, he began a new docket hearing primarily civil cases. Prior to his appointment, he worked in private practice and served as Rio Rancho Municipal Judge and as Special Commissioner for domestic violence, domestic relations and child support cases in the Thirteenth Judicial District. Judge Davis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Albuquerque and law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1982.

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

Attorneys (n=144, 44% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 89% 7% 4%
Fair and Impartial 82% 11% 7%
Knowledgeable of Law 85% 10% 5%
Communication is Clear 88% 9% 3%
Appropriate Demeanor 84% 10% 6%
Properly Controls Proceedings 93% 5% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=48, 65% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 69% 19% 12%
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 54% 31% 15%
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 75% 15% 9%
Fair and Impartial 67% 19% 14%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 73% 17% 10%
Appropriate Demeanor 72% 17% 11%
Properly Controls Proceedings 80% 14% 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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