Judicial Qualifications Committee Reports
The South Carolina Bar's Judicial Qualifications Committee evaluates all candidates for selection to the South Carolina Supreme Court, South Carolina Court of Appeals, South Carolina Circuit and Family courts and Administrative Law Judges. The reports, produced twice each year, rate judicial candidates based on interviews with lawyers and others. The reports reflect the composite perspective provided by Bar members who are interviewed about each candidate's judicial temperament, character, knowledge of the law and legal skills.
November 20 and 26, 2008
September 30 and October 15, 2010
The press is notified following the release of each report. The latest reports can also be obtained from News & Press.
Judicial Evaluation Surveys
Each year, the South Carolina Bar conducts a Judicial Evaluation Survey of South Carolina judges who have completed all or one-half of their current terms. Judges are evaluated on their legal skills, impartiality, judicial temperament, industry and promptness. Bar members evaluate the judges using a scale of 1 to 4 with 4 being excellent; 3, good; 2, satisfactory; and 1, deficient. Members are asked to evaluate only those judges with whom they have had sufficient professional experience to make an informed evaluation. The Judicial Evaluation Survey is a separate evaluation from the Judicial Qualifications Committee Reports that rate judicial candidates based on interviews with lawyers and others.
The press is notified each year of the survey's results. The latest survey information can also be obtained from News & Press.