Final Recommendation

Marci Ellen Beyer
The Honorable

Marci Ellen Beyer

District Court Judge
3rd Judicial District --
Doña Ana County
Family Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Overall, Judge Marci Beyer’s survey results were somewhat mixed. Attorneys rated her positively for being attentive to proceedings, being courteous to all participants, and for ensuring personal staff are professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. Attorneys rated Judge Beyer somewhat lower concerning sound legal reasoning and being knowledgeable regarding substantive law and the rules of procedure and evidence. Court staff results for Judge Beyer were generally positive. However, resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) ratings were low in most areas surveyed and were the lowest among judges in the 3rd District. Judge Beyer acknowledged the results and has taken steps to improve her performance.

Experience & Education: Judge Marci Beyer was elected in 2012. Prior to her judgeship, she served as a legal aid attorney and director, prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer, and civil and family lawyer. In addition, she also served as the Doña Ana County Domestic Violence Commissioner and a Guardian ad litem. Judge Beyer received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and her law degree from Indiana/Purdue University School of Law in 1981.

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

Attorneys (n=88, 40% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 69% 16% 15%
Fair and Impartial 61% 18% 21%
Knowledgeable of Law 54% 22% 24%
Communication is Clear 64% 20% 16%
Appropriate Demeanor 68% 16% 15%
Properly Controls Proceedings 74% 11% 15%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=49, 67% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 63% 20% 17%
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 66% 17% 17%
Jurors (n=24, 19% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 95% 5% 0%
Fair and Impartial 98% 2% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 98% 2% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 95% 5% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Resource Staff (n=48, 11% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 31% 21% 48%
Fair and Impartial 38% 14% 48%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 41% 14% 45%
Appropriate Demeanor 50% 25% 25%
Properly Controls Proceedings 32% 7% 61%
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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