Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Frank A. Sedillo

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2018

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Frank Sedillo received generally positive ratings. For example, attorneys rated Judge Sedillo highly for maintaining proper control over proceedings, being attentive to the proceedings, and for ensuring his personal staff is professional, productive, and knowledgeable. Court staff rated Judge Sedillo positively in all areas, notably for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts. In addition, observations were conducted on behalf of the Commission in Judge Sedillo’s courtroom. Their report ended with the comment, "Overall, the observers were impressed with Judge Sedillo’s proceedings and agreed that if they had to appear before Judge Sedillo, as a plaintiff or defendant, they would receive a fair and impartial hearing."

Experience & Education: Judge Frank Sedillo was elected to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in 2000. He brought to the courts his experience as an attorney with a private law practice in Albuquerque. He is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association and is an active member in numerous community organizations, boards and legal committees. Judge Sedillo is a youth football and baseball coach. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and his law degree in 1987 from the University of New Mexico.

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

Attorneys (n=93, 55% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 85% 9% 7%
Fair and Impartial 78% 11% 11%
Knowledgeable of Law 78% 13% 9%
Communication is Clear 82% 12% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 81% 9% 10%
Properly Controls Proceedings 94% 3% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=47, 27% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 78% 15% 7%
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 70% 22% 9%

* 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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