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The Maine State Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee sends out surveys to all practicing lawyers in Maine to evaluate trial court judges in the second year of every judge's first term on the bench and the sixth year of every judge's term thereafter. The second-year evaluations are used to provide feedback to the judges. The sixth-year evaluations are used to make recommendations to the Board of Governors on whether the Association should support or oppose renomination of the judge.
These evaluations have resulted in meaningful changes through the years. The evaluated judges and the Maine Legislature's Judiciary Committee appreciate and value the MSBA's input. We are unable to provide input without your participation, so please take a few moments to provide feedback in this very important process when you next receive notification of a judicial evaluation.