Final Recommendation

Daniel A. Bryant
The Honorable

Daniel A. Bryant

District Court Judge
12th Judicial District --
Lincoln and Otero Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Daniel Bryant received a positive overall evaluation from attorneys and court staff. Judge Bryant received high ratings from attorneys for being attentive to the proceedings, being courteous to all participants, and for demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench. He received high ratings on all attributes from court staff. For example, Judge Bryant received very high ratings among court staff for respecting court employees regardless of position and for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts. Judge Bryant received somewhat lower scores from resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.). In particular, they rated him low when it comes to ruling on motions or cases in a timely manner and being prompt in scheduling hearings and trials.

Experience & Education: Judge Daniel Bryant graduated from New Mexico Highlands University and received his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1978. He was appointed as a District Court Judge in 2015 and was subsequently elected in 2017. Judge Bryant’s prior community involvement includes NMAC County Attorney Affiliate and NCIA WC Board. While in private practice, Judge Bryant was an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble.

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

Attorneys (n=43, 31% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 9% 2%
Fair and Impartial 83% 13% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law 87% 8% 5%
Communication is Clear 90% 2% 7%
Appropriate Demeanor 90% 9% 2%
Properly Controls Proceedings 88% 12% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=19, 70% 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 100% 0% 0%
Jurors (n=39, 34% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 97% 3% 0%
Fair and Impartial 95% 3% 3%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 92% 6% 2%
Appropriate Demeanor 95% 3% 3%
Properly Controls Proceedings 95% 3% 3%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Resource Staff (n=30, 14% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 45% 35% 20%
Fair and Impartial 53% 20% 28%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 40% 30% 30%
Appropriate Demeanor 70% 10% 20%
Properly Controls Proceedings 47% 26% 26%
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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