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Brown, Robert 1998 Evaluation


Seventh Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Robert Allen Brown 

Retention Year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain


The Seventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Robert Allen Brown BE RETAINED.

Judge Robert A. Brown's judicial career spans twenty-eight years. He was appointed to the District Court Bench in July, 1978, and had previously served as County Judge for eight years. He was admitted to law practice in 1965. Prior to appointment to the bench, Judge Brown served as Deputy District Attorney and maintained a private law practice. The current caseload handled by Judge Robert A. Brown is apportioned 30% to civil cases, 10% to domestic relations, 20% to juvenile cases, 25% to criminal cases, and 15% to Water Court, probate and mental health issues. Judge Robert A. Brown also serves as the Chief Judge for the Seventh Judicial District, as well as Water Judge for Water Division No. 4.

Judge Brown received excellent ratings from persons responding to the evaluation. Too few responses were received from Litigants and Social Services personnel to be statistically valid. However, Law Enforcement personnel, Court/Probation employees, Jurors and Attorneys all returned numerous positive responses with Judge Brown receiving a 100% retention recommendation. The responses from the public indicated that Judge Brown was devoted to his work, very professional, knowledgeable and an excellent judge. Judge Brown wishes to focus on methods to expedite the judicial process to reduce delay in the administration of justice.

The Judicial Performance Commission of the Seventh Judicial District unanimously recommends that Judge Robert A. Brown be retained.