Final Recommendation

Shannon L. Murdock
The Honorable

Shannon L. Murdock

District Court Judge
7th Judicial District --
Catron, Sierra, Socorro, and Torrance Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Shannon Murdock received a positive overall evaluation. Judge Murdock received high ratings from attorneys for conducting herself in a manner free from arrogance, being courteous to all participants, being punctual in commencing proceedings, and being attentive to the proceedings. The court staff rated her positively for respecting court employees regardless of position and for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts. In addition, the resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated her highly in all areas.

Experience & Education: Judge Shannon Murdock graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1999 and received her law degree from the UNM School of Law in 2003. She was appointed as a District Court Judge in 2017 and was elected District Court Judge in 2018. Judge Murdock’s prior community involvement includes work on the Juvenile Justice Board.

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

Attorneys (n=34, 25% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 3% 9%
Fair and Impartial 88% 4% 7%
Knowledgeable of Law 72% 20% 8%
Communication is Clear 86% 7% 7%
Appropriate Demeanor 93% 2% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 88% 6% 6%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=19, 76% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 78% 17% 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 89% 6% 6%
Resource Staff (n=27, 28% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 95% 0% 5%
Fair and Impartial 98% 0% 2%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 95% 0% 5%
Appropriate Demeanor 95% 0% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 91% 9% 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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