Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Endorsements For Metropolitan Court.(Editorial Page)

Editorials

Division 5: People from all walks of life take disputes to Metropolitan Court. When they end up in Judge Reed S. Sheppard's courtroom, their cases are heard by a man who's walked more than a couple of paths himself.

Sheppard, a Republican, has experience in the Navy and banking. He worked as a salesman for Xerox, volunteered as an auxiliary sheriff's deputy and brokered securities before going back to school and getting a law degree with honors. He was appointed to the Metro Court bench by Gov. Gary Johnson in January of this year.

He strives not only to be impartial and decisive but to treat litigants with respect. "I always give the rationale (for decisions), so people who lose know I've at least been listening. …

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