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2022 Judicial Officer Survey by Attorneys
for Courts of limited Jurisdiction

In late November, the King County Bar Association will kick off its Judicial Officer Survey for the Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. The survey will run for four weeks and will include two new categories: virtual court and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) questions. Please take a moment and complete the survey – your feedback is incredibly valuable!

Since 1948, the KCBA has conducted surveys and evaluations of judicial officers and the results are a summary of practicing attorneys’ personal assessments of the judges. Prior to judicial election, the survey provides information to the public by presenting assessments of each judge so that voters can make informed decisions by taking into account the collective assessments of those lawyers who practice in front of these judicial officers. It also provides important information to the public, the Bar, and the Bench on performance of the local judicial branch as a whole. Every two years, this survey is conducted of attorneys practicing in the King County Superior Court and two years later is conducted of those practicing in courts of limited jurisdiction.

NOTE: please do not confuse this survey with any rigorous, scientific, and opinion‐gathering process. It reflects the opinions of those attorneys who choose to express them. These valuable opinions must be considered along with KCBA and minority bar judicial candidate ratings, debates, and other efforts the bar makes to offer as complete a picture of judicial performance as it can.

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KCBA has evaluated and rated judicial performance since 1948 through surveys of current judicial officers, ratings for those seeking appointment or election to the bench, and monitoring of fair campaign practices and hosting of candidate forums.

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Judicial Officer Surveys
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