Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Christine Eve Rodriguez

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2018

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Christine Rodriguez received generally positive scores from all groups. She received positive scores from attorneys for maintaining proper control over the proceedings, for being courteous to all participants, for treating pro se parties fairly, and for ensuring that her personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable. 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 behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts. In her interview with the Commission, Judge Rodriguez demonstrated her commitment to improving her judicial performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Christine Rodriguez was elected to the Metropolitan Court in 2016. Judge Rodriguez is assigned to the Criminal Division. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Prior to her judicial appointment, she worked in the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, she practiced in Metropolitan Court and in the Felony Gang Crimes Unit.

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

Attorneys (n=33, 38% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 6% 6%
Fair and Impartial 90% 1% 9%
Knowledgeable of Law 81% 10% 10%
Communication is Clear 84% 9% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 90% 6% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 91% 3% 6%
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 87% 8% 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 87% 8% 6%
Resource Staff (n=25)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 82% 5% 14%
Fair and Impartial 72% 13% 15%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 73% 14% 14%
Appropriate Demeanor 81% 10% 10%
Properly Controls Proceedings 81% 10% 10%
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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