Judicial Candidate Evaluations

During San Diego County elections, there is often little information available about candidates who are running for judge. As a service to voters, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) evaluates judicial candidates in contested judicial elections.The SDCBA's Judicial Election Evaluation Committee (JEEC) evaluates each candidate.The JEEC is comprised of 21 members who represent a cross‐section of San Diego’s legal community by gender and ethnicity, 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.

Read our press release regarding our 2018 Judicial Candidate Evaluations here.

To review the Judicial Election Evaluation Committee rules, click here.

For an infographic on the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee process, click here.

Our Voter Guide explains how judges are appointed and elected. You can review it here. 


For more information, or if you have a question, please contact Olga Liebl, Executive Assistant and Leadership Coordinator, at oliebl@sdcba.org.