Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee: Rates candidates for appointment or election to Municipal, District, Superior Courts; and to State Appellate Courts for contested elections. A three-year commitment is requested, as well as a commitment to participate in a minimum of 4 ratings sessions per year (usually half day). Committee members may not become a judicial candidate, nor support, contribute or participate in any judicial campaign, for one full year after leaving the committee.
Activities: New (and returning) members attend an orientation session and an observation session before participating in screening meeting as a voting member. Half day meetings take place as needed to screen 2-3 candidates for election or appointment. Committee members interview references prior to the screening session. Members are appointed to staggered 3-year terms, with 1/3 of the members of the members leaving the committee each year. The committee includes both attorney and lay members.
Committee Chairpersons: Leadership consists of six individuals serving a 3-year progression as Co-Assistant Chair, Co-Chair, and past Co-Chair.
Co-Chair: Aaron Rocke, 2012-2013
Co-Chair: Erin Overbey, 2012-2013
Staff Liaison: Threesa Milligan
Meeting Time: varies, as needed
Meeting Location: KCBA, 1200 5th Ave Suite 600, Seattle, WA