How best to select judges has been a hot topic in recent years, and we have built consensus on essential qualities for the judiciary.
Judges in the U.S. are selected through a variety of methods. We promote models that emphasize qualifications and limit political considerations.
The judicial nominating commission is the key to commission-based appointment, or “merit selection,” of state court judges.
We are at the forefront of efforts to improve and expand programs for evaluating the performance of state and federal judges.
IAALS and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) have identified a model for choosing, evaluating, and retaining judges.