Working to improve the administration of justice is an important part of the King County Bar Association’s mission. Sitting judges, commissioners and magistrates are honorary KCBA members and work collaboratively on many KCBA committees and projects. The Bench Bar conference is a recurring opportunity for members of the legal profession and the judiciary to come together to discuss topics of common interest.
KCBA provides information to the public on judicial performance and suitability through regular attorney surveys and a special screening committee that rates judges in contested elections. The bar also participates in a coalition of organizations and interested individuals that explores way to improve the process of selecting judges in Washington state.