Judicial Screening

Judicial Screening

The LeGaL Judicial Screening Panel invites all judicial and district attorney 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.

A candidate shall not be entitled to receive a rating of “Highly Approved” in the event that any two members of the Panel vote to give such candidate a “Not Approved” rating.

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

Complete Judicial Screening Rules and Criteria

Complete District Attorney Screening Rules and Criteria

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