Final Recommendation

Jane Shuler Gray
The Honorable

Jane Shuler Gray

District Court Judge
5th Judicial District --
Chaves, Eddy, and Lea Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Jane Shuler Gray received generally positive ratings from all the population groups surveyed. For example, attorneys rated the judge highly for being courteous to all participants, being attentive to the proceedings, and for ensuring personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. The resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) gave Judge Shuler Gray generally positive ratings on all attributes. The court staff rated Judge Shuler Gray positively for respecting court employees regardless of position.

Experience & Education: Judge Jane Shuler Gray was appointed to the bench in 2006. Judge Shuler Gray is experienced in civil, domestic relations, and criminal law. She currently hears civil, criminal and family law cases. Before becoming a District Court Judge, Judge Shuler Gray worked in private practice. Judge Shuler Gray received her undergraduate degree from UNM and obtained her law degree from Pepperdine University in 1977.

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

Attorneys (n=36, 26% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 75% 14% 12%
Fair and Impartial 74% 14% 12%
Knowledgeable of Law 77% 14% 10%
Communication is Clear 81% 14% 5%
Appropriate Demeanor 85% 10% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 83% 12% 5%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=51, 74% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 62% 33% 5%
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 81% 19% 0%
Jurors (n=26, 20% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 97% 3% 0%
Fair and Impartial 99% 1% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 97% 3% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 97% 2% 1%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Resource Staff (n=49, 11% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 80% 0% 20%
Fair and Impartial 79% 4% 18%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 71% 7% 21%
Appropriate Demeanor 86% 0% 14%
Properly Controls Proceedings 75% 0% 25%
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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