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Tenth Judicial District - District Judge

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Honorable Alex J. Martinez

Retention year: 1996
Recommendation: Retain

The Tenth District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Martinez BE RETAINED.

Judge Alex J. Martinez has been a Pueblo District Court Judge since 1988. Before that Judge Martinez was a Pueblo County Court Judge for five years. Before becoming a county court judge, Judge Martinez was a public defender in the Pueblo Public Defender’s Office.

As a district court judge, Judge Martinez presides over civil, domestic relations, criminal and juvenile cases.

A survey was conducted to evaluate the performance of Judge Martinez from members of law enforcement, attorneys, litigants, jurors, and court personnel. A couple of responses to the survey suggested that Judge Martinez, at times, was controlling during trials and biased in favor of women in certain decisions. Overall, however, those responding to the survey gave Judge Martinez very high marks for compassion, integrity, judicial demeanor, and control of his courtroom.

Judge Martinez presides over a very difficult docket with a substantial case load. However, Judge Martinez is energetic, well-prepared, knowledgeable and extremely patient, especially with parties who are not represented by lawyers. Judge Martinez received a very high rating for retention.