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Results of 2013 Judicial Evaluation Announced

Yesterday, June 6, The LBA held a press conference announcing the results of the 2013 Judicial Evaluation of 23 Jefferson Circuit and Family Court judges. Results are available here.

A total of 433 surveys were completed by members of the Kentucky Bar Association who reside and/or are employed in Jefferson County and who qualify under the evaluation guidelines. Participants were asked to rate judges on a series of attributes including legal ability, court management and judicial temperament.

The results of the evaluation were collected and tabulated by the independent research firm Thoroughbred Research Group and later delivered to the respective judges. All responses remained anonymous.

The purpose of the evaluation is to gather constructive input from members of the bar on the performance of the Jefferson County judiciary. This feedback is critical to the effective administration of justice and to the continued independence of our judiciary.

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 continue conducting the judicial evaluation by way of grant money from the Louisville Bar Foundation.

To see a summary report of the 2013 evaluation results CLICK HERE. For a copy of the detailed report, CLICK HERE.

With questions, or for more information on the evaluation process, contact Jenny Bencomo at jbencomo@loubar.org or (502) 583-5314.

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