Final Recommendation

Jennifer Ellen DeLaney
The Honorable

Jennifer Ellen DeLaney

District Court Judge
6th Judicial District --
Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Jennifer DeLaney received positive ratings from the various populations surveyed. For example, attorneys rated her highly for being courteous to all participants, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, being attentive to the proceedings, and for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation. Over the six years Judge DeLaney has been on the bench, her scores among attorneys have improved in many areas. Court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated her positively on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Jennifer DeLaney graduated from Eckerd College and received her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2002. She was elected as a District Court Judge in 2012, and elected Chief Judge in May 2018. Judge DeLaney had a general civil practice, specializing in children’s law issues, domestic violence (DV), and family law from 2002-2009. Judge DeLaney was a Hearing Officer from 2009-2012, working with Children’s Court, Domestic Violence, and Domestic Relations cases.

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

Attorneys (n=43, 42% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 91% 5% 5%
Fair and Impartial 86% 7% 7%
Knowledgeable of Law 84% 11% 5%
Communication is Clear 88% 10% 2%
Appropriate Demeanor 91% 4% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 98% 0% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=17, 63% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 73% 13% 13%
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% 6% 13%
Jurors (n=12, 16% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 100% 0% 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=17, 9% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 91% 9% 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

* 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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