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Secrets of the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee: Top 5 Reasons for a “Not Qualified” Rating

September 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Janice Sue Wang

Candidates who receive a “not qualified” rating from KCBA’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee usually are mortified, offended and/or upset. Committee members do not enjoy giving this rating. The Committee’s meetings are confidential to protect its ability to obtain and consider candid information; therefore, the Committee cannot provide candidates with individual feedback or a self-improvement plan.

In an attempt to offer some general guidance, while this list is not all-inclusive, honest self-examination of the top five reasons for a “not qualified” rating ahead of time, may save a candidate and the Committee a lot of...

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