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Acker, Christopher 2006 Evaluation


Fourth Judicial District - El Paso County Court Judge

Honorable Christopher E. Acker 

Retention Year: 2006
Recommendation: Retain

The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, by a unanimous vote of 8 to 0 with 2 members absent, recommends Judge Christopher E. Acker BE RETAINED.

Judge Acker was appointed to the El Paso County Court bench on March 15, 2003. Before his appointment, Judge Acker was in private practice litigating cases specializing in real estate, construction and business, and juvenile law. At this time, Judge Acker’s overall assigned workload consists of criminal, civil, domestic relations and juvenile matters.

Judge Acker is serving his third year on the bench and is actively seeking more education. The Judge is a strong advocate for direct, to-the-point communication in his courtroom. He believes his judicial philosophy of diligence, promptness and consistency are key to a fair experience for those who come before him.

Judge Acker contributes to the community by volunteering in the Teen Court, Mock Trial Court, Domestic Violence Pilot Judge and school speaking engagements.

The Commission considered evaluations of Judge Acker from attorneys, non-attorneys, a self-evaluation completed by Judge Acker, performed courtroom observations, as well as one personal interview. Written survey results from a total 120 respondents indicated that attorneys responding to the survey strongly recommended or somewhat recommended retention by 62% while 29% did not recommend retention. Of the non-attorneys responding to the surveys 74% strongly recommended retention while 9% did not recommend retaining Judge Acker.