Final Recommendation

Lourdes  Martinez
The Honorable

Lourdes Martinez

District Court Judge
3rd Judicial District --
Doña Ana County

Year: 2002

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Martinez is a competent judge. These evaluation results indicate that she is especially highly regarded for her attentiveness to courtroom proceedings and for her ability to conduct herself in a manner free from impropriety. This evaluation also revealed some areas for the judge to improve upon, including her demeanor in the courtroom and her perceived inequitable treatment of participants. Judge Martinez has indicated a willingness to improve in these areas and is committed to making whatever adjustments are necessary to make her court more effective.

Experience & Education: Judge Martinez has served as District Court Judge for three years. Prior to this she worked in private practice, as an Assistant for the Attorney General, and as a law clerk for the Supreme Court. The judge received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and her law degree from the University of New Mexico.


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