Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Victoria J. Grant

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2002

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Grant received positive ratings from the various groups surveyed for this evaluation. The evaluation results indicate the judge's specific strengths to be her knowledge of the rules of substantive law and her ability to communicate oral and written decisions clearly, thoroughly, and logically. Judge Grant has also championed the establishment of a "Homeless" court. This evaluation revealed some areas in which Judge Grant needs to improve. For example, some of the groups surveyed suggest she is arrogant and displays a lack of sensitivity to the impact of her demeanor. These same issues were raised in her prior evaluation. While Judge Grant believes some of the criticism stems from the fact that she requires participants to behave in an orderly and professional manner in her court, she is nevertheless committed to improving her performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Grant has served as Metropolitan Court Judge since 1996, prior to which she served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of Medicaid fraud and as Assistant District Attorney for the 2nd Judicial District. The judge has been active in the causes of domestic violence, homelessness and women's rights. Judge Grant received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and her law degree from the University of Nebraska Law College.

 

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