Final Recommendation

Allen R. Smith
The Honorable

Allen R. Smith

District Court Judge
13th Judicial District --
Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Allen Smith received positive ratings overall. For example, he was rated positively by attorneys for demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, being courteous to all participants, being attentive to the proceedings, and for maintaining proper control over the proceedings. Although still reasonably positive, attorneys rated him slightly lower when it comes to punctuality in commencing proceedings and promptness in scheduling hearings and trials. In addition, the court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated Judge Smith positively in all areas.

Experience & Education: Judge Allen Smith was appointed in 2014 and elected to the 13th Judicial District Court later that year. Prior to the appointment, Judge Smith worked as an attorney in civil private practice for 16 years and served as a criminal prosecutor for 10 years. Judge Smith received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor from the UNM School of Law in 1988.

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

Attorneys (n=78, 43% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 6% 5%
Fair and Impartial 80% 12% 8%
Knowledgeable of Law 84% 13% 3%
Communication is Clear 88% 9% 4%
Appropriate Demeanor 88% 6% 6%
Properly Controls Proceedings 87% 11% 3%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=41, 56% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 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 84% 16% 0%
Resource Staff (n=58, 15% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 89% 11% 0%
Fair and Impartial 88% 7% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 84% 8% 8%
Appropriate Demeanor 93% 7% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 84% 4% 12%
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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