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Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee



Created in July 2006, the Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee (JAJEC) includes members from the Asian Bar Association of Washington, the Korean American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, and the Vietnamese American Bar Association.

The JAJEC was created in part to ensure that judicial candidates are aware of and consider the issues important to the Asian Specialty Bars. All of our ratings are available to the public to educate voters of those candidates who meet the qualifications to serve on the judiciary as defined by the Asian Specialty Bars.

WHAT THE JAJEC RATINGS MEAN: JAJEC does not endorse candidates for judicial office. Rather, JAJEC evaluates candidates by providing the public with our ratings.

Candidates may be rated as follows: A candidate may be rated exceptionally well qualified (EWQ), well qualified (WQ), qualified (Q), or not qualified (NQ) based on various factors including his or her integrity, fairness, legal ability, and demonstrated commitment to equal justice. The JEC chair notifies the Applicant of the rating within two days by phone or mail. This rating is valid for three years and ratings for candidates actively seeking positions are posted on this website. Although a rating is made public, all information disclosed by the Applicant or the Applicant's references and all discussions of the Committee are kept confidential.



Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee

Current Ratings
(Ratings Expire in 3 years)

Name Court Rating Expires
Charlie Wiggins Washington Supreme Court WQ 08/29/2010
Michael Spearman Court of Appeals, Division I EWQ 01/30/2012
Michael Finkle King County District Court EWQ 11/19/2012
Marcine Anderson King County District Court WQ 01/14/2013
Donald Eaton San Juan Superior Court EWQ 02/19/2013
Steve Rosen Seattle Municipal Court EWQ 03/24/2013
Beth Andrus King County Superior Court WQ 03/24/2013
Lisa Worswick Court of Appeals, Division II WQ 03/24/2013
Laurel Siddoway Court of Appeals, Division III EWQ 05/21/2013
Willie Gregory Seattle Municipal Court EWQ 05/21/2013
David Meyer King County District Court Q 06/29/2013
Karen Donohue Seattle Municipal Court EWQ 07/16/2013
Dave Tracy King County District Court EWQ 07/16/2013


For more information: JAJEC Judicial Ratings, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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