State, County Bar Associations to Take Over Screening of Judicial Candidates

By Susan DeSantis

The New York Law Journal quoted Task Force on the Evaluation of Candidates for Election to Judicial Office Robert Haig and Susan Phillips Read on the new vetting process for judicial candidates. (may require subscription)

“Having effective, partisan-free judicial evaluation and screening processes in place throughout the state is critical to ensuring that candidates for judicial office in New York possess the essential qualities to be a good judge,” Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said in a statement that the New York State Bar Association is planning to release on Thursday.

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