What Makes a Good Judge 


  • Integrity - honest, upright, and committed to the rule of law

  • Professional Competence - keen intellect, extensive legal knowledge, and strong writing ability

  • Judicial Temperament - strong record of professional excellence in the law

  • Experience - strong record of professional excellence in the law

  • Service - committed to public service and the administration of justice


To see where your judges rate on these issues please review the ISBA  2016 Judicial Performance Evaluation