The Florida Bar

Judicial Feedback Program Description

Judicial Feedback Program

This voluntary judicial feedback program is coordinated by the Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee. The goal of the program is to provide a confidential means by which attorney members of The Florida Bar can communicate to appellate or trial court judges they have appeared before concerning perceived specific strengths and weaknesses.

The program began 11 years ago to assist judges with self-assessment and self-improvement to improve their performance. Attorneys are asked to evaluate demeanor, knowledge, fairness, and other factors but not to discuss issues of their specific case.

All feedback is confidential pursuant to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420(c)(4). Judges may communicate the substance of the feedback to their chief judge or to another judge for the purpose of peer input, but otherwise the feedback may not be disclosed to any other person.

There are separate forms for trial court judges and appellate court judges. To
participate in the online Judicial Feedback Program you need to have your Bar number and your Bar password. If you do not have a password, click on the prompt to request one.

[Revised: 09-10-2009]