Final Recommendation

Bradford J. Dalley
The Honorable

Bradford J. Dalley

District Court Judge
11th Judicial District --
McKinley and San Juan Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Overall, Judge Bradford Dalley received positive scores from the attorneys surveyed. He was rated positively for being courteous to all participants, being attentive to the proceedings, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, and being punctual in commencing proceedings. Judge Dalley received generally positive results from court staff. The resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) results for Judge Dalley were not considered by the Commission for this evaluation due to a lack of sufficient respondents.

Experience & Education: Judge Bradford Dalley was appointed to the 11th Judicial District Court in 2015 and elected in 2016. Prior to his appointment, Judge Dalley was in private practice and served in the Public Defender’s office. Judge Dalley is active in his community and in philanthropic events. Judge Bradford Dalley received a BA degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University. He received his law degree from the UNM School of Law.

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

Attorneys (n=64, 35% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 87% 6% 6%
Fair and Impartial 89% 5% 6%
Knowledgeable of Law 84% 13% 3%
Communication is Clear 86% 9% 4%
Appropriate Demeanor 91% 5% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 89% 10% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=49, 72% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 71% 11% 18%
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 79% 8% 13%

* 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 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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