Final Recommendation

Beatrice J. Brickhouse
The Honorable

Beatrice J. Brickhouse

District Court Judge
2nd Judicial District --
Bernalillo County
Civil Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Beatrice Brickhouse received positive ratings from attorneys and court staff. Attorneys gave her positive scores for maintaining proper control over proceedings, for being attentive to the proceedings, for being punctual in commencing proceedings, and for ensuring that her personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. In several areas, Judge Brickhouse improved her scores among attorneys when compared to her prior evaluation in 2017. Judge Brickhouse also received positive scores from court staff in all areas.

Experience & Education: Judge Beatrice Brickhouse was appointed as a District Court Judge in 2009 and elected to the position in 2010. She presently serves as the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division. Prior to becoming a District Judge, Judge Brickhouse served as an Assistant City Attorney in Albuquerque and as an Assistant District Attorney. She also had a private practice and is an Army Veteran. Judge Brickhouse received her undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University in 1984 and her law degree from the University of Arizona in 1992.

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

Attorneys (n=226, 35% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 81% 10% 8%
Fair and Impartial 74% 13% 12%
Knowledgeable of Law 71% 17% 12%
Communication is Clear 77% 14% 9%
Appropriate Demeanor 83% 10% 7%
Properly Controls Proceedings 90% 6% 3%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=103, 41% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 74% 15% 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 68% 25% 7%

* 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 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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