Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Henry A. Alaniz

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Henry Alaniz received positive ratings from all groups surveyed. Attorneys rated him highly for demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, courteousness to all participants, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, and for being attentive to the proceedings. Court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers) rated Judge Alaniz positively in all areas surveyed.

Experience & Education: Judge Alaniz received his bachelor's degree from Eastern New Mexico University, his MBA from the University of New Mexico School of Business, and his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1996. He was appointed as Metro Judge in 2011 and was subsequently elected in 2012. He was elected Chief Judge in 2014. Judge Alaniz's prior legal experience includes serving as a prosecutor with the Second Judicial District, private practice, and New Mexico Gaming Control Hearing Officer. His community involvement includes the State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, and Albuquerque Rotary Club.

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

Attorneys (n=85, 45% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 94% 1% 5%
Fair and Impartial 85% 8% 7%
Knowledgeable of Law 76% 14% 10%
Communication is Clear 85% 9% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 94% 3% 3%
Properly Controls Proceedings 93% 4% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=85, 38% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 92% 6% 2%
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 90% 4% 6%
Jurors (n=38, 31% 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 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 82% 12% 5%
Fair and Impartial 83% 13% 4%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 84% 11% 5%
Appropriate Demeanor 86% 11% 3%
Properly Controls Proceedings 86% 9% 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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