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Seventeenth Judicial District - District Judge

Honorable John J. Vigil

Retention year: 2000
Recommendation: Retain

The Seventeenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge John J. Vigil BE RETAINED.

Judge Vigil was appointed to the District Court Bench in 1991. Prior to his appointment he was a County Court Judge in Adams County.

Judge Vigil hears criminal, civil, domestic and juvenile cases and is presiding over the Juvenile Division of the District Court of the Seventeenth Judicial District.

Survey comments noted that Judge Vigil was courteous and professional in the courtroom. In addition, he has good knowledge of the rules of evidence and procedure and gives well-reasoned decisions. Some comments by attorneys indicate Judge Vigil needs to have more patience in conducting hearings and trials, especially jury trials.

Survey results regarding retention show 60% on non-attorneys favor retention, 18% voted not to retain and 22% had no opinion. Of attorney responses, 88% favor retention, 6% voted not to retain and 6% had no opinion.