Final Recommendation

Mark T. Sanchez
The Honorable

Mark T. Sanchez

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Mark Sanchez received generally positive ratings from all the survey groups. Attorneys gave him positive scores for maintaining proper control over proceedings, for being attentive to the proceedings, for being punctual in commencing proceedings, and for ensuring his personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. Among attorneys, Judge Sanchez has improved his scores since his previous evaluation in 2016. Judge Sanchez received positive scores from the court staff for respecting all court employees regardless of position and for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts. Judge Sanchez also received positive ratings from resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) in all areas.

Experience & Education: Judge Mark Sanchez was elected to the District Court in 2010. Prior to becoming a District Judge, Judge Sanchez practiced law for 23 years in a general civil practice with a concentration in domestic matters. Judge Sanchez received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1982 and law degree from Drake University in 1986.

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

Attorneys (n=46, 28% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 84% 4% 11%
Fair and Impartial 78% 12% 10%
Knowledgeable of Law 77% 18% 6%
Communication is Clear 83% 11% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 73% 15% 12%
Properly Controls Proceedings 88% 7% 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 81% 13% 6%
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% 13% 6%
Resource Staff (n=49, 11% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 83% 11% 6%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 83% 17% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 94% 0% 6%
Properly Controls Proceedings 94% 6% 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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