Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Rosemary Cosgrove-Aguilar

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2018

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Rosemary Cosgrove-Aguilar received positive scores from all groups. She received high scores from attorneys for being attentive to the proceedings, for treating pro se parties fairly, for maintaining proper control over the proceedings, and for conducting herself in a manner free from impropriety or the appearance of impropriety. Among court staff, she received positive scores for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts and for respecting court employees regardless of position. Resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers) gave her positive scores for being attentive to the proceedings and for being courteous to all participants.

Experience & Education: Judge Rosemary Cosgrove-Aguilar was appointed to the Metropolitan Court in 2013 and elected to the position in 2014. Judge Cosgrove-Aguilar is assigned to the Criminal Division. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and the University of Arizona College of Law. Prior to her judicial appointment, she worked in private law firms and as a Special Commissioner for Domestic Violence in the Second Judicial District. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

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

Attorneys (n=47, 41% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 89% 11% 0%
Fair and Impartial 89% 11% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law 84% 15% 1%
Communication is Clear 85% 15% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 83% 11% 6%
Properly Controls Proceedings 96% 4% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=49, 28% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 90% 4% 6%
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 86% 6% 8%
Resource Staff (n=37)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 78% 14% 8%
Fair and Impartial 79% 9% 12%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 84% 16% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 81% 16% 3%
Properly Controls Proceedings 78% 19% 3%
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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