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2023 Judicial Evaluation Survey Now Open

November 14, 2023

The D.C. Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee invites Bar members who have appeared before certain selected judges on the D.C. Court of Appeals and D.C. Superior Court to provide feedback to help improve judges’ performance and further the courts’ commitment to the administration of justice. This year’s evaluation period runs from November 14 to January 12.

The committee has selected 3 Court of Appeals judges and 23 Superior Court judges for evaluation. Attorneys who had a case pending before one or more of the judges during the 24-month evaluation period are eligible to participate.

The anonymous survey is administered by Research USA, an independent research organization, to ensure confidentiality. The survey typically takes no more than 15 minutes to complete. Survey results will be presented to the chief judges of the D.C. Courts, the individual judges evaluated, and the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure in the spring.

“The D.C. Bar evaluations are an easy and accessible way to provide important feedback on a judge’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement,” says U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, chair of the commission.

“The commission uses the evaluation results to spark conversations with judges to acknowledge work well done and understand any factors that impact their performance. This feedback is a critical element in achieving the commission’s mission to uphold high standards of judicial conduct, safeguarding the public and preserving the judiciary’s integrity,” Judge Kollar-Kotelly added.

If you do not receive an email with the survey link from Research USA by November 17 and are eligible to participate, please contact Research USA at [email protected].

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