Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Jill M. Martinez

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2018

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Jill Martinez rated positively among attorneys for being attentive to the proceedings, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, and for ensuring that her personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable. Court staff rated her somewhat lower in respecting court employees regardless of position. Resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers) rated Judge Martinez positively on all attributes. Attorneys who responded rated Judge Martinez slightly lower for conducting herself in a manner free from impropriety, displaying fairness and impartiality toward each side, conducting herself in a manner free from arrogance and exercising sound legal reasoning. Judge Martinez is aware of this perception and is committed to improving in these areas among attorneys and court staff.

Experience & Education: Judge Jill Martinez was elected to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in 2014. Her prior work experience includes private practice and service as an assistant district attorney in Bernalillo County. She is a member of the American Bar Association, serves on the DWI Bench Book Committee, and is an instructor on the 4th Amendment for the Judicial Education Committee. Judge Martinez received her undergraduate degree from Troy State University in 1999 and her law degree from the University of Idaho in 2004.

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

Attorneys (n=51, 47% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 75% 16% 10%
Fair and Impartial 74% 14% 12%
Knowledgeable of Law 72% 18% 9%
Communication is Clear 80% 14% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 76% 14% 10%
Properly Controls Proceedings 84% 12% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=53, 29% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 64% 15% 21%
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 57% 15% 28%
Jurors (n=15, 12% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 100% 0% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 98% 2% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 96% 4% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Resource Staff (n=36)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 83% 6% 11%
Fair and Impartial 89% 4% 7%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 86% 8% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 83% 11% 6%
Properly Controls Proceedings 82% 12% 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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