MEMPHIS BAR ASSOCIATION RELEASES RESULTS OF 2018 JUDICIAL QUALIFICATION POLL
Memphis, Tenn.— July 3, 2018 – The Memphis Bar Association today released the results of its Judicial Qualification Poll for the candidates in contested judicial and court clerks’ races on the August 2nd ballot.
The poll was sent to all licensed, practicing attorneys in Shelby County. Participants were not required to answer every question. The poll asked attorneys to select the one candidate in each race whom they felt was best qualified to serve. If an attorney did not know the candidates’ qualifications or had no opinion, he/she was instructed to mark “no opinion.”
“The Memphis Bar Association is pleased to provide this service to members of our community who may not have the opportunity to interact with our judiciary and candidates,” said Memphis Bar Association President Earle Schwarz. “The poll was distributed to all licensed attorneys in Shelby County, regardless of whether they are a member of the MBA, and represents their collective opinion regarding sitting judges and candidates.”
“The work of our judges ranks at the very top of importance for the stability of the American System of Justice. Lawyers appear every day in our courts and are best able to determine who is most qualified to preside over the cases brought by citizens seeking justice,” added David Wade, chair of the Judicial Practice & Procedures Committee which oversaw the poll.
Click here to view the results from the 2018 Judicial Qualification Poll.