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Lake County releases judicial candidate survey

January 1, 2008
The Lake County Bar Association has released the results of its 2008 Judicial Qualification Survey of judicial candidates in Lake County.

Candidates were rated on a scale from 1 to 10 in the candidate's competence, temperament, and character, with one being not qualified and 10 being exceptionally well qualified. A total of 265 responses were received; the amount of responses varied for each candidate.

According to the survey, two Lake Superior magistrate judges scored the highest: Magistrate Judge Michael Pagano had the highest overall score of 8.11 and Magistrate Judge Kathleen Belzeski scored next highest overall at 7.49. Judicial candidates Jeremiah Sheets and Nancy Moore Tiller received the lowest overall scores at 4.64 and 4.37, respectively.

The Lake County Bar Association has rated the qualifications of judicial candidates and sitting judges for more than 20 years. Complete survey results can be found here.
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