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First 2016 Judicial Election Report Released

First 2016 Judicial Election Report Released

Phase I of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Judicial Performance Evaluation report for the 2016 election cycle is complete and accessible at electncjudges.org.

The survey report is devoted to District Court and Superior Court judges who were sworn in before March 31, 2015, who are eligible for election in 2016, unless they have indicated they will not be seeking election.

North Carolina lawyers were surveyed in October 2015 for this report. They were asked to access the performance of judges about whom they had sufficient professional contact to evaluate their integrity and impartiality; legal ability; professionalism; communication; administrative skills; and overall performance.

Upon completion of the Dec. 1-21 filing period, another survey will be conducted for non-incumbent candidates who have filed for District Court and Superior Court judgeships as well as judges sworn in since March 31, 2015. The results of this survey will be combined with the results of the first survey to produce a report for March 15 primary.

After the March 15 primary, a final report for all of the District Court and Superior Court candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot will be produced.

The Judicial Performance Evaluation survey reports are provided as a public service by the North Carolina Bar Association for the citizens of North Carolina and are not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any candidate. This is the third election cycle in which the reports have been made available to the public and the media.

If you have any questions about the NCBA’s Judicial Performance Evaluation program, please contact David Bohm at dbohm@ncbar.org or 919-657-1553.