Nashville – The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission has released its formal evaluations today for Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judges Jeffrey S. Bivins and Roger A. Page, who stand for election in August. The Commission unanimously voted to recommend both Bivins and Page for retention.
The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, which is made up of lawyers, non-lawyers and state trial court judges, is charged with evaluating the performance of appellate judges who seek election. The evaluation process is geared to help inform the public about the performance of appellate court judges prior to the election, while also encouraging the self-improvement of judges.
In developing its recommendations, the Commission reviewed judicial applications, personal information self-reported by the judges, caseload and workload statistics for each judge and drafted opinions. The Commission also conducted formal individual interviews with the appellate judges to discuss their judicial performance. The Commission’s report reflects an overview of both the reviewed information and of the interview with the judge.
In addition to posting its recommendations online, the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission will also publish its full report in Tennessee newspapers prior to the August election.