March 2016 Bar Bulletin
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Judicial Survey


For the complete 2016 Judicial Officer Survey, please click here

Survey participants were asked to rate judges using each of the following four criteria in each of four areas:

Table 12: Legal Decision Making

• Capably identified and analyzed legal and factual issues

• Capably applied rules of evidence and procedure

• Articulated rulings and grounds for rulings in a clear and concise manner

• Was prepared for court

Table 13: Integrity and Impartiality

• Avoided impropriety and the appearance of impropriety

• Displayed a neutral presence on the bench

• Based rulings on the facts and the law

• Treated individuals equally and without bias based on race, gender, economic status, or any other extralegal personal characteristic

Table 14: Demeanor, Temperament, and Communication

• Treated people with courtesy and respect

• Was attentive to proceedings

• Acted with patience and self-control

• Used clear oral communication while in court

Table 15: Administrative Skills

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