The LeGaL Judicial Screening Panel invites all judicial and district attorney candidates to appear before our panel. Based on a written application, interview, and reference check, candidates are eligible to receive the following ratings: “Highly Approved,” “Approved,” “Not Approved,” or “Failed to Appear.”
In order to obtain an “Approved” rating, the Panel must be satisfied that the candidate, once on the bench, will: 1) demonstrate a commitment to the equality of rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people; 2) possess the integrity, intellect, experience, and temperament required of judicial office; and 3) perform judicial duties without bias or prejudice against or in favor of any person and will not permit discrimination against any minority in his/her courtroom.
In order to obtain a rating of “Highly Approved,” the candidate must possess all of the characteristics required for an “Approved” rating to an outstanding degree, and in addition must have demonstrated a commitment to the equality of rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
A candidate shall not be entitled to receive a rating of “Highly Approved” in the event that any two members of the Panel vote to give such candidate a “Not Approved” rating.
To contact the panel for more information or to set up an interview, e-mail.