Annual Judicial Performance Evaluation
Dear members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association:
One of the most important functions members of the NNBA provide to the Navajo system of justice is ensuring that the Judiciary, the Navajo Nation Council, and the public at large receive our input on the quality and performance of the judges who serve the Navajo Nation. We are the only law-trained group outside the Judiciary able to speak on the subject based on first hand experience. Others hear rumors or stories, or perhaps have a day in court, but no other law-trained group consistently, on a daily basis, sees first hand how judges perform.
Our input is based on evaluation feedback from you, the members of the NNBA. Working together with the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation, the NNBA asks bar members to evaluate each of the Navajo Nation Justices and Judges that we have appeared before. We compile all feedback and only share the aggregate results so you need not worry that any individual judge will know how you rated her or him. If you provide written statements regarding your experience with a judge, we do not share those unless we have first removed any identifying information.
The results of these evaluations are used in three ways. They are used by the Chief Justice and Judicial Branch in their evaluation process. They are used by individual judges as an aid in improving their service as a judge. And, finally, they are provided to the Law and Order Committee of the Navajo Nation Council.
If you would like to complete a written questionnaire instead of using the on line forms, please contact the NNBA office. If you have any problems completing the online questionnaire, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, if you have comments or suggestions about the questionnaire or the evaluation process, please send those to Dolph Barnhouse, NNBA Judicial Evaluation Committee Chair, at email@example.com
Please complete the questionnaire by no later than Monday, May 15th! We know you are busy, but completing these forms is of crucial importance to the work we all do on the Navajo Nation, and to the judges who serve the Navajo people. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the questionnaire.
Annual Judicial Evaluation
Please the following scale to answer questions to evaluate the District Court Judge's job performance.
2. Less Than Adequate
4. More Than Adequate
NA Cannot Evaluate