Judicial Ratings and Surveys
 
Skip Navigation Links
CLE / Education
For Lawyers
Judicial
Legal Help
Membership
Special Programs
YLD
 
MyKCBA Login

The King County Bar Association Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee rates candidates for appointment or election to King County Municipal, District, and Superior Courts; and to state appellate courts for contested elections. The ratings are published for contested elections; they are not published in the case of candidates being rated for appointment. The evaluation process utilizes a representative body of the King County Bar Association as well as public lay members in its 85-member judicial candidate evaluation committee. The committee undertakes a fair and comprehensive rating process designed to create a high quality bench and assist the public by providing them with important information on judicial candidates.

The King County Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Survey reports on voluntary evaluations completed by attorneys who appeared before all sitting judges.

KCBA Ratings of Candidates in 2014 Judicial Elections

KCBA Judicial Evaluation Survey Results for Superior Court



Information about the KCBA Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee

NOTE: KCBA Does not issue ratings for appointment to the Court of Appeals or the Washington State Supreme Court.

In the Bar Bulletin, KCBA has published several articles about the bar’s screening committee and the general rating process used to evaluate candidates seeking appointment and election to judicial office.

Judicial Ratings: A Critical KCBA Public Service, by Andrew Prazuch, August 2008.

Judicial Appointments Put Focus on Screening process, by Raegen Rasnic and David Koch, April 2008.

Screening Committee Takes Candidates’ Stock, by David Strout and Terence Scanlan, August 2006.

Click here for a general explanation of the rating process.

 

Information for Individuals who wish to be Screened by the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee

If you wish to be screened by the committee for judicial appointment or election, you must provide the following documents:

    You must E-Mail Threesa Milligan or call her at 206-267-7018 to initiate the screening process. Please see the description of the ratings process for specific information about how to proceed.

Current and Past Judicial Ratings of Candidates in Contested Elections

Links to More Information and Other Ratings

KCBA Twitter Logo KCBA Facebook Logo KCBA LinkedIn Logo KCBA Email Logo

King County Bar Association
1200 5th Ave, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Main (206) 267-7100
Fax (206) 267-7099

Pillars of the Bar Page

King County Bar Foundation Home Page

Charitable Arm of the Bar

Future of the Law Home Page

PRO BONO DICTA


All rights reserved. All the content of this web site is copyrighted and may be reproduced in any form including digital and print
for any non-commercial purpose so long as this notice remains visible and attached hereto. View full Disclaimer.