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Title: NEW JERSEY - REPORT OF THE SUPREME COURT'S COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: New Jersey Superior Court
State House Annex
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Jersey Superior Court
Trenton, NJ 08625
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT'S COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE DEVELOPS A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FORMAL PROGRAM FOR THE EVALUATION OF JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE.
Abstract: RECOMMENDATIONS ARE BASED ON INQUIRIES OF JUDGES, BOTH SITTING AND RETIRED, AND OF THE ORGANIZED BAR AND ON STUDIES OF NUMEROUS DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS DEALING WITH JUDICIAL EVALUATION, DISCIPLINE, AND RELATED TOPICS. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE RECOMMENDED EVALUATION PROGRAM ARE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF JUDGES' PERFORMANCE, ENHANCE JUDICIAL EDUCATION, IMPROVE THE ASSIGNMENT AND USE OF JUDGES, STRENGTHEN JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE, AND IMPROVE THE EVALUATION OF JUDGES TO BE REAPPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR. AREAS OF JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE ARE TO BE COMPETENCE, PRODUCTIVITY, AND CONDUCT. PERFORMANCE IS TO BE LABLED 'SATISFACTORY' OR 'UNSATISFACTORY.' ALL FULL-TIME JUDGES IN THE STATE JUDICIARY ARE TO BE EVALUATED, WITH THE FREQUENCY OF EVALUATION RELATED TO THE STATUS OF THE JUDGE; NEWLY APPOINTED AND NONTENURED JUDGES WILL BE EVALUATED MORE FREQUENTLY THAN EXPERIENCED JUDGES. A COMBINATION OF EVALUATION MECHANISMS WILL BE USED. A PERMANENT EVALUATION COMMITTEE WITH PUBLIC AND JUDICIARY REPRESENTATION IS ENVISIONED. THE EVALUATION PROGRAM IS TO BE DEVELOPED AND SUPERVISED BY THE COURTS. EVALUATION METHODS AND EVALUATION REPORTS AND FORMS ARE DESCRIBED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Judges; New Jersey; Personnel evaluation; Studies
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