May 6, 2011
Municipal Court Bench Rated by Attorneys - Judicial Performance Poll 2011
The results of the Columbus Bar online 2011 Performance Poll are in. Judges who have held office for at least one year were rated on a scale of one to five for performance in six categories: objectivity, judicial temperament, legal knowledge, sentencing, timeliness, and an overall rating.
Included in the poll were Judges: Ted Barrows, Michael T. Brandt, Carrie E. Glaeden, James E. Green, Mark A. Hummer, Paul M. Herbert, W. Dwayne Maynard, Andrea C. Peeples, H. William Pollitt, Jr., Amy S. Salerno, Anne Taylor, David B. Tyack, Scott D. VanDerKarr, and Harland H. Hale from the Environmental Division.
The Performance Poll was developed by the Columbus Bar in an effort to help maintain the high quality of our judiciary and to educate voters during an election year. The results are also an element considered by the Columbus Bar’s Judicial Screening Committee when interviewing judicial candidates prior to the fall elections.
The results tally responses from attorneys who indicated they had appeared before the judge they were rating in the last two years. The total number of responses was almost identical to last year but down slightly from prior years. “It may take a few more elections/polls before attorneys are used to not receiving the ballots in the mail,” said Executive Director Jill Snitcher McQuain. “We hope members will take note that the Board of Governors election will go online for voting May 4 through noon on May 13.”