Information is collected from the legal community and is used to rate the candidates on the following criteria:
OTHER FACTORS AFFECTING SAN DIEGO COUNTY CANDIDATE RATINGS IN JUDGE ELECTIONS
During the evaluation process, the Committee may also consider any violation of the Judicial Election Campaign Code of Ethics, which governs all judge elections within San Diego County.
A candidate who is rated “Lacking Qualifications” is lacking one or more of the essential abilities or skills to satisfactorily perform the judicial function, as listed above.
The Committee is comprised of 21 attorneys and retired judges who represent a cross section of the legal community by gender and ethnicity and political affiliation, including lawyers from the public and private sectors, civil and criminal law practitioners, corporate counsel, sole practitioners, and members of small, medium and large firms.
For more information on the SDCBA’s 2012 San Diego Judge Elections Judicial Ratings, visit www.sdcba.org/jeec2012release.