Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Daniel E. Ramczyk

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2018

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Both groups surveyed gave very positive scores to Judge Daniel Ramczyk. Attorneys rated him highly for his attention during proceedings, punctuality in starting court, treating self-represented parties fairly, and making sure his personal staff is productive, professional and knowledgeable. Court staff also rated him positively on all attributes. Courtroom observers noted that he created a friendly environment in the courtroom while keeping parties on topic, controlling noise, and swiftly addressing any disturbances. He took pains to explain his decisions.

Experience & Education: Judge Ramczyk was appointed to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in April 2003 and was elected in 2004. He currently serves as a civil judge. His prior work experience includes service as an assistant district attorney, assistant city attorney, and several years in private practice. He received his undergraduate and, in 1983, his law degree from the University of New Mexico.

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

Attorneys (n=66, 49% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 95% 2% 3%
Fair and Impartial 93% 3% 4%
Knowledgeable of Law 91% 6% 3%
Communication is Clear 91% 5% 5%
Appropriate Demeanor 90% 6% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 94% 5% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=48, 28% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 85% 11% 4%
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 85% 11% 4%

* 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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