JPEC 2020 Report to the Community
Justice court judges that do not qualify for full or mid-level evaluations have been historically difficult for JPEC to evaluate. This is due to the low number of attorneys who appear before them, the low number of total cases they oversee, and the distance from urban centers which makes on-site visits prohibitively expensive. Currently, 18 judges scattered across the state, though mostly in rural areas, fall into this category. JPEC is beginning a pilot project this year using audio and video equipment to remotely evaluate these judges.