The Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC) is co-chaired by two members of the LBAW Board of Directors. The JEC is a volunteer group comprised of members of the LBAW Board of Directors and the general LBAW membership. The volunteers are committed to conducting a fair and equitable review process and providing ratings, which are aimed at preserving the high standards expected of members seeking to serve on the bench in Washington State.
Judicial elections in Washington State are non-partisan in nature and judicial evaluations are educational in nature. Judicial evaluation ratings are not endorsements.
LBAW's ratings for elected positions this year are available here and on Voting for Judges.org, a nonpartisan, impartial source of information about judicial elections in the state of Washington and an informational online resource for voters.
Disclaimer: LBAW strives to administer the entire JEC process in a uniform, fair, and consistent manner. The process remains the same regardless of the candidate and candidates are not rated by comparison to other candidates. Many of the volunteers regularly give their time to this process ensuring that over time, the process remains consistent.