Judicial Screening

Judicial Screening

The LeGaL Judicial Screening Panel invites all judicial 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.

Information Sheet for Candidates Preparing to Appear Before LeGaL’s Screening Panel

Click here for complete Judicial Screening Rules and criteria

Click here for complete District Attorney Screening Rules and criteria

Click here for our judicial candidate ratings for the November 2016 general election

Click here for our judicial candidate ratings for the September 2016 New York City Civil Court Democratic Party primaries

To contact the panel for more information or to set up an interview, e-mail judiciary@le-gal.org.