Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Who's qualified for the bench?

The Memphis Bar Association released the results of judicial qualification poll today for candidates running for various judicial positions on August 5. From their press release:

The poll was sent to nearly 3,000 attorneys in Shelby County, including both members and non-members of the MBA. 795 attorneys responded.

The poll asked attorneys to select the one candidate in each race whom they felt was best qualified to serve as judge. 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 has conducted a poll of candidates in contested judicial elections for more than 20 years, in the belief that local attorneys are in the best position to know a candidate’s qualifications and that the MBA has a responsibility to inform the voting public of attorneys’ opinions about the candidates.
Compare the MBA rankings with the judicial candidates who are actively asking for your vote and VOTE FOR EQUALITY.