Final Recommendation

Christine  Rodriguez
The Honorable

Christine Rodriguez

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2022

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Christine Rodriguez' scores were generally positive. For example, the court staff rated her highly on all attributes and the resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers) gave her positive ratings in all areas. The attorneys rated Judge Rodriguez positively for being punctual in commencing proceedings, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, and for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation. However, Judge Rodriguez received somewhat lower ratings for not always displaying fairness and impartiality toward each side of the case, and for not always treating all participants equally.

Experience & Education: Judge Christine Rodriguez was elected to the Metropolitan Court in 2016. Judge Rodriguez is assigned to the Criminal Division. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Judge Rodriguez' community involvement includes serving as the Presiding Judge of the DWI Recovery Court Program. Prior to her judicial appointment, she worked in the Second Judicial District Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, she practiced in Metropolitan Court and in the Felony Gang Crimes Unit.

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

Attorneys (n=53, 46% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 59% 29% 12%
Fair and Impartial 49% 29% 22%
Knowledgeable of Law 60% 32% 8%
Communication is Clear 59% 35% 6%
Appropriate Demeanor 71% 22% 8%
Properly Controls Proceedings 78% 18% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=43, 20% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 95% 2% 2%
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% 5% 2%
Resource Staff (n=25)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 83% 9% 9%
Fair and Impartial 74% 4% 22%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 78% 13% 9%
Appropriate Demeanor 82% 9% 9%
Properly Controls Proceedings 78% 9% 13%
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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