Final Recommendation

Conrad F. Perea
The Honorable

Conrad F. Perea

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Conrad Perea was rated very positively by both attorneys and non-attorneys in all categories of the survey. For example, attorneys rated Judge Perea very highly (a 4.9 on the 5-point rating scale) for being courteous to all participants, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, being attentive to the proceedings, and for overall performance. In addition, the court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated Judge Perea very highly in all areas, including a 5.0 on respecting court employees regardless of their position.

Experience & Education: Judge Conrad Perea was appointed as a District Court Judge in April of 2017 and elected in November of 2018. Prior to the appointment, he served as a Doña Ana County Magistrate Court Judge from 1999 to 2000 and from 2010 to 2017. He presides over and hears criminal law cases. Judge Perea graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Arts in government, and, in 2004, he received a Juris Doctor from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.

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

Attorneys (n=61, 48% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 98% 2% 0%
Fair and Impartial 95% 3% 2%
Knowledgeable of Law 93% 7% 0%
Communication is Clear 98% 2% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 99% 1% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 97% 2% 2%
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 100% 0% 0%
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 100% 0% 0%
Jurors (n=20, 25% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 99% 0% 1%
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
Resource Staff (n=48, 11% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 95% 3% 3%
Fair and Impartial 85% 10% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 100% 0% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 92% 5% 3%
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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