Nineteenth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Roger A. Klein
Retention Year: 2004
Based on compiled information, a self-evaluation and a personal interview, the Nineteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Roger A. Klein BE RETAINED.
Judge Klein took office as a District Court Judge on August 21, 1995. He was first assigned a criminal caseload. His preferences in judicial assignments currently include civil and water cases. Prior to this appointment, he was a practicing attorney specializing in domestic relations and estate planning.
Judge Klein currently hears civil, domestic, water, and juvenile cases.
A majority of those surveyed in the questionnaires distributed to law enforcement personnel, jurors, court/probation employees and attorneys who have been involved in court proceedings before Judge Klein recommended he be retained. Of the attorneys who responded to the survey, 83% strongly recommended he be retained, 17% somewhat recommended he be retained, and 0% recommended against his being retained. Of the non-attorneys who responded, 75% strongly recommended retention, 16% somewhat recommended retention, and 10% recommended against retention.
Based on a review of written evaluations by the groups surveyed and in Judge Klein's personal evaluation, oral communication was identified as an improvement area. As for his strengths, Judge Klein received praise for being fair, knowledgeable, thoughtful and well-versed in the law.