During each election year, the HBA distributes a Judicial Preference Poll before the general election, asking members to indicate their preferences for judicial candidates in contested races. In non-election years, the HBA conducts its Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, in which members are asked to evaluate all elected and appointed judges on a number of professional and ethical questions. The results of these polls are distributed to the media and the public.
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Results of the 2017 Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire
The 2017 Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire Poll Results and news release are posted below. HBA members returned 1,145 questionnaires. The HBA Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire is not an endorsement of any candidate.