Final Recommendation

Lisa B. Riley
The Honorable

Lisa B. Riley

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Lisa Riley received somewhat mixed ratings from the survey groups. Attorneys rated her positively for being attentive to the proceedings, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, and for being courteous to all participants. When considering the issues of promptly scheduling hearings and trials, and ruling on motions or cases in a timely manner, Judge Riley was rated somewhat lower by attorneys. Among the resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.), Judge Riley was rated positively for being attentive to the proceedings, being punctual in commencing proceedings, and for ruling on motions or cases in a timely manner. Among the court staff, Judge Lisa Riley received somewhat lower scores.

Experience & Education: Judge Lisa Riley was appointed to the 5th Judicial District judgeship in 2011 and elected in 2012. Prior to her appointment, Judge Riley served as Prosecutor for the City of Artesia, as well as Domestic Violence Commissioner for Eddy County and Lea County. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and her law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1992.

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

Attorneys (n=54, 31% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 89% 6% 6%
Fair and Impartial 82% 6% 12%
Knowledgeable of Law 79% 9% 12%
Communication is Clear 79% 15% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 91% 3% 7%
Properly Controls Proceedings 92% 6% 2%
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 52% 33% 14%
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 57% 14% 29%
Jurors (n=31, 23% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 97% 3% 0%
Fair and Impartial 98% 2% 0%
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=49, 11% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 73% 7% 20%
Fair and Impartial 73% 7% 20%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 67% 13% 20%
Appropriate Demeanor 67% 20% 13%
Properly Controls Proceedings 71% 14% 14%
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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