The Making of a Judge: How Candidates are Evaluated and How You Can Assist by Serving as a JEC Investigator (01/20/22)

Would you like to help influence who serves on the bench?  Would you like to better understand the different parts of our judicial system and ensure our judges reflect our values of civility, diversity and independence?

Every year the Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC) screens hundreds of judicial candidates to ensure only those qualified are selected for the bench.  Lawyers from a wide variety of practices and different levels of experience volunteer their time to interview practitioners, judges and the candidates themselves to help the CBA develop its own ratings on judicial candidates.  Joining the JEC as an investigator is not only easy, but incredibly rewarding.

This seminar will explain the process of becoming a JEC investigator, the time commitments involved, and the numerous benefits of participating in the JEC.  Moderated by Ted Kontopoulos, Senior Consultant II, BKD, LLP and CBA/YLS Executive Council Officer, speakers will include the following JEC Executive Committee members and investigators:

Brian Boyle, Brian H. Boyle, P.C., JEC Chair
John Galarnyk, Partner, Galarnyk & Associates
Jenee Gaskin, Associate, O’Hagan Meyer
James Morsch, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Jill Vorobiev, Partner, Reed Smith


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Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 

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The Making of a Judge: How Candidates are Evaluated and How You Can Assist by Serving as a JEC Investigator Recorded (01/20/22)
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