Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Courtney Bryn Weaks

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2018

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Courtney Weaks’ overall survey results were positive among attorneys and court staff. Attorneys rate her positively for being courteous to all participants, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, and for being attentive to the proceedings. Judge Weaks was rated positively by court staff on all attributes. Judge Weaks’ scores were somewhat lower among resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers).

Experience & Education: Judge Courtney Weaks 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 currently serves as chair for the Supreme Court’s Committee for Jury Improvement. Judge Weaks received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 2004 and her law degree from the UNM School of Law in 2007.

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

Attorneys (n=53, 45% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 82% 12% 0%
Fair and Impartial 85% 12% 3%
Knowledgeable of Law 76% 23% 1%
Communication is Clear 86% 14% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 87% 10% 3%
Properly Controls Proceedings 90% 10% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=55, 29% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 87% 7% 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 85% 7% 7%
Resource Staff (n=36)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 69% 17% 14%
Fair and Impartial 64% 21% 16%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 72% 17% 11%
Appropriate Demeanor 75% 14% 11%
Properly Controls Proceedings 67% 22% 11%
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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