Final Recommendation

Daylene Ann Marsh
The Honorable

Daylene Ann Marsh

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Daylene Marsh received somewhat mixed scores on her evaluation. Judge Marsh received positive ratings from attorneys for being attentive to the proceedings, punctual in commencing the proceedings, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, and for ensuring her personal staff is professional, productive and knowledgeable of court policies and procedures. However, attorneys rated Judge Marsh somewhat lower for not always exercising sound legal reasoning and for not being thoroughly knowledgeable regarding substantive law and the rules of procedure and evidence. The attorneys rated her slightly lower when it comes to treating all participants equally and displaying fairness and impartiality toward each side of the case. The Commission discussed these issues with her after her previous evaluation. However, her scores remained relatively the same. The court staff rated Judge Marsh positively on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Daylene Marsh graduated from University of Denver and received her law degree from Texas Southern University in 1989. She was appointed as a District Court Judge in 2012 and was subsequently elected in November 2012. Judge Marsh’s prior community involvement includes the National Adoption Day Committee and Chair of the Pro Bono Committee.

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

Attorneys (n=55, 33% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 84% 5% 10%
Fair and Impartial 67% 20% 13%
Knowledgeable of Law 55% 24% 21%
Communication is Clear 72% 18% 11%
Appropriate Demeanor 88% 7% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 90% 7% 3%
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 83% 13% 3%
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 73% 23% 3%
Resource Staff (n=42, 9% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 86% 9% 5%
Fair and Impartial 79% 17% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 76% 19% 5%
Appropriate Demeanor 81% 14% 5%
Properly Controls Proceedings 82% 5% 14%
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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