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November 2017 Ratings Coming Soon!

Before you vote in the November 7, 2017 general elections, review our independent non-partisan ratings of candidates in contested races to serve the municipal courts of Cleveland, Euclid, Lyndhurst, and South Euclid. We will publish those ratings no later than October 1, 2017. From our ratings page, you will be able to access candidate photos and short biographies, and descriptions of the work of the courts where the candidates seek office.’s ratings are made by four cooperating bar associations, with the help of dozens of experienced lawyers—many who work in the courts every day. We interview the candidates, and review their answers to our questionnaire. We look at examples of the candidates’ writing, and get the input of lawyers who know their work.’s ratings are non-partisan, and independent. We care only whether the particular candidates who are running this year will be competent, fair and trustworthy judges. So we focus on each candidate’s integrity, knowledge, experience, diligence, and community understanding, and on every candidate’s ability to be impartial, even-tempered and respectful to the people who must come to court.

Guessing can’t assure justice.

Before you vote, check the ratings here, at