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The Selection Process

Evaluation Criteria

The Commission will evaluate candidates who meet the Constitutional or Statutory qualifications on the following criteria borrowed from The American Judicature Society's Handbook for Judicial Nominating Commissioners:

  • physical and mental ability to perform tasks required
  • impartiality
  • industry
  • integrity
  • professional skills
  • community involvement
  • social awareness
  • collegiality
  • writing ability
  • decisiveness
  • judicial temperament
  • speaking ability

Additional discussion of these criteria can be found in Chapter 5 of the American Judicature Society’s HANDBOOK.