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Judicial Performance Evaluation

Trial Attorneys Play an Important Role in Judicial Performance Evaluations

Zachary Willis
Heather Buchanan
Judicial performance evaluation (JPE) took center stage in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Voir Dire, the American Board of Trial Advocates’ magazine. The cover story, written by IAALS’ own Rebecca Love Kourlis and Natalie Knowlton, discussed JPE programs in place today around the country and how trial attorneys, in...

IAALS Contributes Chapter on JPE to Latest Edition of Long-Running ABA Publication

Malia Reddick
Based on its decade of work in the field of judicial performance evaluation (JPE), IAALS was invited to contribute a chapter on this topic to the recently published 8th edition of the American Bar Association’s The Improvement of the Administration of Justice . First published in 1938 and popularly known as the “...

National Groups Provide Insight and Remedies to Promote a More Diverse Bench

Malia Reddick
National organizations that work to ensure fair, trusted, and accountable courts are increasingly recognizing the potential for implicit bias to obstruct this goal, particularly when such bias is brought to bear in the selection and evaluation of judges. Defined as attitudes or stereotypes that affect our...

Quality Judges Award Honors Best of Judicial Performance Evaluations Process

Carolyn A. Tyler
Zachary Willis
IAALS is proud to announce Joanne C. Slotnik, Former Executive Director of the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, as the inaugural recipient of our Quality Judges Award in recognition of her contributions to preserving judicial accountability and impartiality. Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra...

Ten Years of IAALS: Building Bridges for Better Judicial Performance Evaluation

Guest Post
Gary Toohey
Dale C. Doerhoff
When the Supreme Court of Missouri in January 2008 adopted a rule authorizing The Missouri Bar to create and administer the state’s first true judicial performance evaluation program, the state bar was faced with a very tight timeframe for implementation and a seemingly endless set of questions. How and where do we...

Judges Aren't Sexy: New IAALS Toolkit Helps States Educate Voters about Judges

Carolyn A. Tyler
In time for the election season, IAALS today announced a new toolkit designed to educate voters about the performance record of judges up for retention. Judges Aren’t Sexy: Engaging and Educating Voters in a Crowded World is available immediately for states to use in their voter education efforts. In many states,...