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Eleventh Judicial District - District Judge


Reports:
2006 Retention Survey Report

Honorable Julie G. Marshall

Retention year: 2006
Recommendation: Retain

The Eleventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Julie G. Marshall BE RETAINED. The motion to recommend retention was adopted by a 5 to 2 vote, with 1 abstention.

Judge Marshall was appointed to the District Court bench in 1992. Judge Marshall currently hears civil, criminal (felony and misdemeanor), domestic relations, dependency and neglect, and juvenile cases.

The Commission bases its findings upon information supplied through questionnaires, public hearings and a personal interview with Judge Marshall. As part of the review process, questionnaires were sent to attorneys, court/probation employees, litigants, crime victims, jurors, law enforcement personnel and social services personnel. The responses indicate Judge Marshall knows the law and provides written communications that are clear, thorough and well reasoned. She has clear expectations that attorneys appearing before her should be prepared.  On a scale of 0 to 4.0, with 4.0 being the highest rating, Judge Marshall received an average score of 3.0 for all judicial qualities rated.

The Commission has concerns over Judge Marshall’s administrative and oral communication abilities. Judge Marshall makes efforts to address issues called to her attention. However, it appears that Judge Marshall may minimize or fail to recognize the extent to which she may have control over correcting these issues. The Commission recognizes that Judge Marshall is managing a heavy caseload which may affect her ability to address problem areas.

Judge Marshall is active in community and judicial affairs as evidenced by her involvement in establishing seminars for divorcing parents with child custody issues, instituting a drug court for those with substance abuse problems and co-founding and volunteering with the Teen Court program.