Final Recommendation

The Honorable

J. Miles Hanisee

Court of Appeals Judge
Statewide

Year: 2018

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge J. Miles Hanisee received generally positive ratings. For example, attorneys rated Judge Hanisee positively for demonstrating appropriate demeanor, for conducting himself in a manner free from impropriety, and for displaying fairness and impartiality toward each side of the case. Court staff rated him positively for rendering opinions without regard to possible public criticism, writing opinions that accurately reflect the evidence in the record, and writing opinions that are appropriate in tone and substance. His fellow appellate judges rated him positively for respecting court employees regardless of position, demonstrating preparation for oral argument, effectively selecting, developing and supervising law clerks and paralegals, and responding to inquiries and requests for assistance promptly. However, court staff rated him somewhat lower on effectively handling ongoing workload and establishing appropriate priorities, and being a hard worker.

Experience & Education: Judge J. Miles Hanisee was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2014. His prior work experience includes private practice and serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Judge Hanisee received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1990 and his law degree from Pepperdine University in 1993.

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

Attorneys (n=119, 26% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 8% 4%
Fair and Impartial 82% 10% 8%
Knowledgeable of Law 80% 11% 9%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Appropriate Demeanor 96% 1% 3%
Timeliness of Rulings 78% 13% 10%
Handles Ongoing Workload N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=38, 38% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 81% 4% 15%
Fair and Impartial N/A N/A N/A
Knowledgeable of Law 95% 3% 3%
Respects Court Employees 81% 15% 4%
Appropriate Demeanor N/A N/A N/A
Timeliness of Rulings 61% 28% 11%
Handles Ongoing Workload 56% 25% 19%
Appellate Judges (n=10, 67% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 80% 10% 10%
Fair and Impartial 90% 10% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law 94% 6% 0%
Respects Court Employees 90% 0% 10%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Timeliness of Rulings 80% 20% 0%
Handles Ongoing Workload 80% 20% 0%
District Judges (n=51, 55% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 93% 2% 5%
Fair and Impartial N/A N/A N/A
Knowledgeable of Law 93% 7% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Appropriate Demeanor N/A N/A N/A
Timeliness of Rulings 70% 25% 5%
Handles Ongoing Workload 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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