Evaluations available on judges up for retention election

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 1:02 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — With 26 of Utah's judges up for retention election, evaluations on their job performance are available to the public.

The evaluations were conducted by the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission and focused on the judges who are up for retention election in November. They were completed through surveys of attorneys, jurors and court staff.

Each evaluation features a summary of how each judge fared, including the results of a vote polling the commission itself. The reports can be found by either searching for specific judges or by counties, in case voters aren't sure which judges in their area are up for retention election this year.

All of the judges evaluated this year were recommended for re-election by those surveyed. The results as well as more information about the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission are available online at judges.utah.gov.

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