Participate in improving our courts by providing positive feedback, constructive criticism or particular concerns about a specific individual judicial officer and/or court.
In 2013, the SCCBA Board of Trustees adopted the Judicial Assessment Policy & Procedures to replace the SCCBA Judicial Evaluation Survey.
The Judicial Assessment Form ("Form") is the method by which attorneys practicing in Santa Clara County can confidentially provide specific concerns and/or positive, constructive feedback related to a court or to an individual judge to the SCCBA Judicial Assessment Committee ("JAC"). The JAC is responsible for overseeing and responding to a Form submitted pursuant to the procedures set out in the Judicial Assessment Policy & Procedures.
Information provided on the Form shall be confidential between the submitting attorney (“Submitting Attorney”) and JAC members. Such information will not be communicated to persons outside of the JAC without the consent of the Submitting Attorney. Participation in this process does not create an attorney-client relationship with either the JAC or the SCCBA.
You may submit the Form as either a "Informational Submission" or a "Request for Action." The Initial Review of the submission (whether an Informational Submission or a Request for Action) shall be limited to the SCCBA President and the SCCBA CEO. If the former, the JAC will review and will only follow up with the Submitting Attorney if the JAC believes it necessary. If the latter, the Submitting Attorney will be contacted by the SCCBA President or the SCCBA CEO within two weeks of the submission of the Form to schedule a meeting with the JAC, absent the judicial members of JAC. Further action on the Request for Action will be determined pursuant to the Judicial Assessment Policy and only with consent of the Submitting Attorney.
For additional information or if you have questions, please contact SCCBA CEO Chris Burdick.