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Thursday, May. 7, 2009
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Supreme Judicial Court’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee seeks input on Trial Court judges

The Supreme Judicial Court's Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee is asking attorneys to respond to questionnaires evaluating the performance of Trial Court judges.

Judges of the Superior Court in Middlesex and Suffolk Counties will be evaluated starting the week of May 18 by attorneys, court employees and jurors.  

The Supreme Judicial Court's evaluation program is the best opportunity for attorneys to voice their opinions of the members of the judiciary. Attorneys who have appeared repeatedly in these courts in the last two years, according to computerized court records, will receive questionnaires. Attorneys will either receive a copy of the questionnaire in the mail or via e-mail with an invitation to use the evaluation Web site with a username and password.

As required by statute, the evaluations are confidential and anonymous. The results will be transmitted to the judge, the Chief Justice of Superior Court, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, and the Chief Justice of Administration and Management.

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