John W. Pope
District Court Judge
13th Judicial District --
Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties
Evaluation: Judge Pope received high ratings in this evaluation. Among his highest ratings were those which indicated courteous treatment of all those who use his court. Ratings also indicated that he handles court proceedings in a clear and efficient manner. This evaluation indicated no specific areas of weakness or concern. Judge Pope has shown improvement in nearly all areas since his previous evaluation, particularly in the way administrative responsibilities are handled in his court.
Experience & Education: Judge Pope has served on the District Court bench since 1992. His community activities include membership in a wide variety of legal and community organizations, as well as participation in public lectures and contributions to professional and popular journals. The judge has received a number of awards and commendations for these activities. Judge Pope received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of New Mexico.