Final Recommendation

Louis E. DePauli, Jr.
The Honorable

Louis E. DePauli, Jr.

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Louis DePauli, Jr.’s overall survey results were generally positive. Attorneys rated him positively for being attentive to the proceedings, being punctual in commencing proceedings, decisively ruling on procedural and substantive matters, and ensuring his staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable. The court staff rated him highly for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts and for respecting court employees regardless of position. The resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) results for Judge DePauli were not considered by the Commission for this evaluation due to a lack of sufficient respondents.

Experience & Education: Judge Louis DePauli was appointed as a District Court Judge in July 2006. He was elected a District Court Judge in November 2006. Judge DePauli handles both criminal and civil cases. He received his undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and his law degree from the UNM School of Law. Judge DePauli's prior experience involved criminal defense and domestic and family law. He served briefly as an Assistant District Attorney.

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

Attorneys (n=25, 37% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 84% 12% 4%
Fair and Impartial 76% 16% 8%
Knowledgeable of Law 78% 18% 4%
Communication is Clear 74% 17% 9%
Appropriate Demeanor 81% 15% 4%
Properly Controls Proceedings 76% 20% 4%
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 93% 7% 0%
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 93% 7% 0%

* 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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