December 18, 2017
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LBA Releases Results of 2017 Jefferson County Judicial Evaluation

LOUISVILLE – The Louisville Bar Association (LBA) released the results of the 2017 Judicial Evaluation of Jefferson Circuit Court and Family Court judges at a press conference on Thursday, December 14 at the Louisville Bar Center.

Attorneys residing and/or practicing in Jefferson County had the opportunity to evaluate 21 judges on a series of attributes including legal ability, court management and judicial temperament. The results of the evaluation were collected and tabulated by Ballot Box Online and the Louisville Bar Association; all responses remain anonymous. Members of the Judicial Evaluation Committee will be on hand to answer questions at the press conference.

The judicial evaluation, conducted annually since 1979, assesses the performance of sitting judges and magistrates serving Jefferson County state courts and federal courts for the Western District of Kentucky. The evaluation is designed to inform the judges of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as to provide the public with information they can use in evaluating the judges on Election Day.

The LBA has been able to conduct the judicial evaluation by way of grant money from the Louisville Bar Foundation.

About the Louisville Bar Association

The Louisville Bar Association is Kentucky’s oldest continuously operating bar association and is among the 40 largest local bars in the country with over 3,000 members and subscribers. The association’s mission is to promote justice and professional excellence and respect for the law, improve public access to the judicial system, provide law-related services to the community and serve its members.

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CLICK HERE to view a PDF copy of this press release

CLICK HERE to view a PDF copy of the Judicial Evaluation Comparison Report

CLICK HERE to view a PDF copy of the Judicial Evaluation Detailed Report