Bar Association releases poll of Judicial candidates

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Bar Association has released the results of its 2011 Judicial Poll. Conducted regularly, the judicial poll is a public service project the association undertakes to provide the community with information regarding candidates running for local judgeships on Election Day.

This year, a total of 13 candidates are running for various judgeships in Hamilton County.

More than 6,000 attorneys in Greater Cincinnati received a ballot from the CBA. The 8.47 percent who responded rated only those they have personally observed within the last four years. They rated the candidates in four different categories:

  • Integrity, character and objectivity;
  • Legal experience, knowledge and ability;
  • Respect for, and courtesy to, litigants, counsel and witnesses; and
  • Diligence.

Candidates were rated "excellent," "good," "fair," or "poor" in each of these four areas. Results of the poll were tabulated independently by Votenet Solutions Inc.

"Data in this poll is provided by those who know the candidates best: those attorneys who practice before them or who have professional contact with them," said Breck Weigel, 2011-2012 president of the CBA. "We hope this information is helpful to residents of Hamilton County as they head to the polls on Election Day."

Founded in 1872, the Cincinnati Bar Association is one of the oldest and largest metro bar associations in the country. Its mission is to maintain the highest professional standards among attorneys, to enhance the professional competence of attorneys, to improve the administration of justice, to serve the needs of members, and to provide law-related service and education to the public.

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