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News Supreme Judicial Court's Judicial Performance Evaluation for Superior Court Judges in Middlesex County and Suffolk County

Attorneys asked to respond to questionnaires about Superior Court judges in Middlesex County and Suffolk County.
11/18/2019
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Superior Court

As part of the ongoing program to evaluate and enhance judicial performance, the Supreme Judicial Court is now sending questionnaires to attorneys to evaluate Superior Court judges in Middlesex County and Suffolk County.

Attorneys will receive an email invitation to use the confidential, encrypted evaluation website and are given a username and password. Evaluations can now be completed on a cell phone.The Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee requests that attorneys who receive questionnaires complete and return them to the Supreme Judicial Court as soon as possible, as the success of the evaluation program depends upon timely responses. A high rate of participation enables the Committee to provide judges with fair and complete evaluations. Questionnaires will be accepted by the Court through December 22, 2019.

All responses are anonymous. The resulting reports are also confidential and are given only to the judge being evaluated and Chief Justice of the Superior Court. The evaluation reports are then discussed in a meeting between the judge and the Superior Court Chief Justice and taken into account for the judge’s professional development.

Please direct any inquiries concerning questionnaires and evaluations to Mona Hochberg, Supreme Judicial Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Coordinator, by email at Mona.Hochberg@jud.state.ma.us.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court 

The Supreme Judicial Court is the Commonwealth's highest appellate court.

Superior Court 

The Superior Court Department is a statewide court that handles both criminal and civil actions.
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