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IBA: Bar Announces Plans for Judicial Evaluation

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The Judicial Excellence Political Action Committee (“JEPAC”) of the Indianapolis Bar Association will begin conducting its evaluation of 2012 candidates for Marion Superior Court at midnight Monday, January 9. The online survey will be sent to all members of the Indianapolis Bar Association; as well as attorneys from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Marion County Public Defender Agency, and all attorneys that have entered an appearance in incumbent candidate courts since 2009.

Any additional attorneys who have entered an appearance in the last three years and who would like to complete the survey should contact Julie Armstrong at jarmstrong@indybar.org. The survey will close on January 18.

JEPAC is a non-partisan, not-for-profit corporation formed by the IndyBar in 2003 with the charge of “conducting and publicizing non-partisan surveys of Marion County judicial candidates to promote the fair and effective selection of qualified judicial candidates.” The primary means by which the purpose of JEPAC is fulfilled is through Judicial Candidate Surveys, and timely and effective public dissemination of the results. The survey is aimed at providing a fair and accurate assessment of the qualifications of individuals who desire to be candidates for judicial office.

Judicial candidates are also reminded to notify JEPAC of their candidacy by January 6, 2012, for inclusion in the judicial evaluation survey. To do so, please contact Julie Armstrong at jarmstrong@indybar.org.•

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