Final Recommendation

Clay Pace Campbell
The Honorable

Clay Pace Campbell

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Clay Campbell received a somewhat mixed overall evaluation. The court staff rated him positively for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts and for ensuring his personal staff is professional, productive, and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. Among attorneys, Judge Campbell received positive ratings for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation, being punctual in commencing proceedings, being attentive to proceedings, and maintaining proper control over the proceedings. However, attorneys rated him somewhat lower when it comes to being courteous to all participants, conducting himself in a manner free from arrogance, and demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench.

Experience & Education: Judge Clay Campbell has served as a Civil District Court Judge since his appointment in 2005. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1985 and received his law degree from William & Mary in 1990. Judge Campbell’s prior community involvement includes Law-La-Palooza Legal Fairs and the Second Judicial District Pro Bono Committee.

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

Attorneys (n=251, 37% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 74% 12% 14%
Fair and Impartial 62% 18% 20%
Knowledgeable of Law 73% 16% 11%
Communication is Clear 74% 16% 11%
Appropriate Demeanor 48% 23% 29%
Properly Controls Proceedings 83% 11% 6%
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 75% 19% 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 67% 27% 6%
Jurors (n=16, 30% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 100% 0% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 100% 0% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
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 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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