Judicial Performance Evaluation (JPE)
For more than a century, North Carolina has elected its judges, previously in partisan but now in non-partisan elections. In 2006, the Administration of Justice Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association produced a report noting the lack of information available to the public to enable them to cast an informed vote based on a judge’s performance.
The NCBA Board of Governors took action by appointing the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee to conduct the Judicial Performance Evaluation survey. Realizing that the public also lacked having similar information on non-incumbent candidates to the trial bench, the Board of Governors also authorized the Administration of Justice Committee to conduct the Non-Incumbent Judicial Candidate survey.
The Judicial Performance Evaluation Program of the North Carolina Bar Association, or JPE, strives to educate the public about the many qualities that make a person a good judge and assist the electorate in casting more informed ballots in judicial elections.
Research information on a candidate by name, county, judicial district or court type.Survey |
Through Nov. 15, 2013, licensed attorneys may contact email@example.com
for a link to this year's survey. We welcome the media and the public to access a sample survey by clicking here
Lawyers are encouraged to evaluate each Superior or District Court judge who may face election in 2014 and with whom the lawyer has had a level of professional contact that gives an adequate basis for evaluating the judge's performance in six categories. Only one survey per respondent per judge will be accepted. Anonymity of the respondents and the confidentiality of the responses are ensured through the services of the accounting firm hired to conduct the survey.
Resources | We encourage you to explore the resources below.
(Provided by the UNC School of Government)
– 2012 Candidate Filing List including N.C. Superior Court and N.C. District Court candidates (Provided by the N.C. State Board of Elections)
– Polling Place Locator (Provided by the N.C. State Board of Elections)
– 2012 N.C. Voter Guide (Provided by UNC-TV and the N.C. Center for Voter Education)
To access past election results, click here
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