Final Recommendation

Abigail  Aragon
The Honorable

Abigail Aragon

District Court Judge
4th Judicial District --
Guadalupe, Mora, and San Miguel Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Abigail Aragon received a positive overall evaluation. Judge Aragon received high ratings from attorneys for being attentive to the proceedings, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, being punctual in commencing proceedings, and for being courteous to all participants. The court staff rated Judge Aragon positively on all attributes. Judge Aragon’s scores among resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) were high across all categories, including a 5.0 (on a 5.0 scale) for maintaining proper control over the proceedings.

Experience & Education: Judge Abigail Aragon graduated from New Mexico Highlands University and received her law degree from UNM in 1991. She was appointed as a District Court Judge in March 2006 and was elected in November 2006. Judge Aragon’s prior community involvement includes Gene Franchini’s High School Mock Trials, Law School Mock Trials, and National Moot Court. Judge Aragon was a speaker at Constitution Day and the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Outreach.

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

Attorneys (n=106, 41% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 92% 5% 3%
Fair and Impartial 86% 9% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law 83% 9% 8%
Communication is Clear 83% 13% 4%
Appropriate Demeanor 89% 7% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 92% 5% 3%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=16, 57% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 87% 13% 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 60% 40% 0%
Jurors (n=13, 27% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 98% 2% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 96% 4% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 95% 5% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Resource Staff (n=11, 11% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 82% 18% 0%
Fair and Impartial 76% 19% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 90% 10% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 91% 9% 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 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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