Final Recommendation

Debra A. Ramirez
The Honorable

Debra A. Ramirez

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Debra Ramirez’s evaluation results were somewhat mixed. Attorneys rated her positively for being attentive to the proceedings, for maintaining proper control over the proceedings, being able to decisively rule on procedural and substantive matters, and for ensuring her personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. The attorneys rated her somewhat lower in the areas of being courteous to all participants and displaying fairness and impartiality toward each side of the case. The court staff rated her positively on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Debra Ramirez was appointed as a District Court Judge in July of 2014 and was elected to the position in November of 2016. Judge Ramirez has a domestic violence jurisdiction docket. Judge Ramirez was a Special Commissioner of Domestic Violence at the 2nd Judicial District from 2000-2003 and 2009-2014 and Administrative Assistant Lawyer to Chief Justice Edward Chavez at the NM Supreme Court. She received her undergraduate degree from Bethany College in 1974, and her law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1983.

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

Attorneys (n=104, 38% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 70% 12% 18%
Fair and Impartial 57% 22% 21%
Knowledgeable of Law 75% 10% 15%
Communication is Clear 72% 16% 12%
Appropriate Demeanor 60% 17% 23%
Properly Controls Proceedings 88% 8% 5%
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% 22% 11%

* 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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