The LBA Judiciary Committee conducts candidate evaluations according to the bylaws of the Association. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide unbiased professional information upon which the voting public may base their election decisions.
The Judiciary Committee consists of five members elected by the Association for staggered five-year terms, the six most recent past presidents of the Association who are available to serve and not then serving as a judge, four chairs or former chairs of a committee or section of the Association appointed by the President to serve during the President’s term, and up to two at-large members appointed by the President to serve during the President’s term in office.
Candidates submit responses to a detailed questionnaire and are interviewed by the committee. Ratings are based on the following criteria: integrity, legal knowledge and ability, professional experience, judicial temperament, diligence, health, financial responsibility and public service. Candidates are deemed recommended, highly recommended or not recommended. The ratings of the committee are released to local media and political parties and are published on the LBA website. The Lancaster Bar Association does not endorse a particular candidate for election.