Trial Court Candidates
The North Carolina Bar Association’s special judicial election information website, ElectNCJudges.org, has been updated for the 2014 general election.
Evaluations of candidates for contested District Court and Superior Court judgeships throughout the state are included in this online report, provided as a public service for the voters of North Carolina by the NCBA’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee.
This is the second election in which this information has been provided. North Carolina is one of only two states for which evaluation reports of incumbent judges and non-incumbent candidates are provided for its trial court elections.
Visitors to ElectNCJudges.org have the option of accessing a composite report, titled 2014 Superior Court and District Court Contested Judicial Races, or accessing county-by-county reports for all of the contested Superior Court and District Court races.
The evaluations are derived from two survey reports, one conducted last fall for sitting trial court judges who were eligible for election in 2014, and one conducted last spring for non-incumbent candidates and recently appointed judges.
All candidates were rated from one through five in six categories: Integrity and Impartiality, Legal Ability, Professionalism, Communication, Administrative Skills and Overall Performance. Corresponding assessment values for each rating are as follows: 5 (excellent), 4 (good), 3 (average), 2 (below average) and 1 (poor).