Quality Judges Initiative addresses three key challenges in the civil justice system:
1. Various models for choosing judges do not foster impartiality and accountability in fact or in the eyes of the public.
Quality Judges Initiative is dedicated to advancing the highest quality processes for choosing, evaluating and retaining judges by identifying, developing, measuring and promoting recommended models that preserve the highest degree of impartiality and accountability.
2. There is insufficient empirical research to demonstrate which processes best ensure impartiality while providing accountability.
Quality Judges Initiative conducts comprehensive assessments of existing practices and serves as an unbiased, empirically based resource in recommending models and processes for choosing, evaluating and retaining judges.
3. There is a need for readily available research and models to improve processes for choosing, evaluating and retaining judges.
Quality Judges Initiative encourages, empowers and enables process improvement through collaboration and communications.