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Eighth Judicial District - Jackson County Judge

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Honorable Rex Shaw

Retention year: 1996
Recommendation: Retain

The Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Rex A. Shaw BE RETAINED.

Judge Shaw was appointed county court judge for Jackson County in 1985. This is a part-time position presiding over criminal, civil and small claims court cases. Prior to his appointment, Judge Shaw was a surveyor and property manager. He is currently also n the construction business. He is not an attorney, but a lay judge in background.

Since this is a part-time court position, the number of responses from questionnaires was small. They were, however, very favorable with comments stating that he is a professional, fair, compassionate, attentive, considerate, and diligent. All those expressing concern that he was not an attorney also felt that he performed an adequate public service.

Six of seven attorneys polled felt he displayed a sense of justice. Three of four attorneys felt his written decisions were clear. Four of six attorneys recommended retention. Nine of ten law enforcement evaluations recommended retention.

The Commission felt that Judge Shaw took his duties seriously, and was strongly motivated to continue to serve in this position. He is well aware of the potential problems involved in not being more versed in the law and seeks advice and help when needed.