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Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

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Advancing empirically informed models for choosing, evaluating and retaining judges

Quality Judges Initiative, Recommended Models, By IAALS, State

The O’Connor Judicial Selection Plan IAALS

The O’Connor Judicial Selection Plan is a model plan for choosing, evaluating, and retaining judges, consisting of four elements that balance the need for fair and impartial courts with the need for public accountability and transparency. Click on each element to learn more about how it works and where it is in place.

  1. Judicial nominating commission
    How It Works  | In Implementation
  2. Gubernatorial appointment
    How It Works
  3. Judicial performance evaluation
    How It Works
    | In Implementation
  4. Retention election
    How It Works

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