Final Recommendation

T. Glenn Ellington
The Honorable

T. Glenn Ellington

District Court Judge
1st Judicial District --
Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe Counties
Criminal Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge T. Glenn Ellington's overall survey results were somewhat mixed. Attorneys rated him quite positively in the areas of being knowledgeable of substantive law and the rules of procedure and evidence, being attentive to the proceedings, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, being able to decisively rule on procedural and substantive matters, and ruling on motions or cases in a timely manner. Attorneys rated Judge Ellington low in the area of conducting himself in a manner free from arrogance. Additionally, attorneys rated Judge Ellington low in the area of ensuring his personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. Court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated Judge Ellington quite positively in all areas. Finally, courtroom observers found Judge Ellington to be professional, strict, firm, and committed above all to the law, personal neutrality and efficiency, and felt they would receive a fair trial or hearing before him.

Experience & Education: Judge T. Glenn Ellington was elected to district judgeship in 2010. Prior to his election, he was in private practice from 2003 to 2010, was Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department from 2001 to 2002, served as a NM Court of Appeals Judge in 2000, served as District Judge from 1997 to 2000, and as a Public Defender from 1990 to 1997. Judge Ellington received his undergraduate degree from NMSU and his law degree from the UNM School of Law in 1988.

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

Attorneys (n=63, 42% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 71% 17% 11%
Fair and Impartial 58% 19% 23%
Knowledgeable of Law 76% 17% 7%
Communication is Clear 72% 18% 10%
Appropriate Demeanor 55% 16% 29%
Properly Controls Proceedings 86% 13% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=30, 40% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 85% 4% 11%
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 81% 4% 15%
Jurors (n=27, 22% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 96% 0% 4%
Fair and Impartial 96% 0% 4%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 94% 2% 4%
Appropriate Demeanor 96% 0% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 96% 0% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Resource Staff (n=48, 10% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 93% 2% 5%
Fair and Impartial 92% 4% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 98% 0% 2%
Appropriate Demeanor 90% 5% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 93% 5% 2%
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. ‡

Attorney Retain Recommendation Bar ChartCourt Staff Retain Recommendation Bar ChartResource Staff Retain Recommendation Bar Chart

‡ 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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