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Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee

FLOW serves you by being a proud member of the Washington State Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee (JAJEC).  The Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee includes members of FLOW, the Asian Bar Association, the Korean Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Alliance, and the Vietnamese Bar Association of Washington. The 2012 JAJEC Co-Chairs are Dan Shin and Margaret Pak of KABA.

Review the current JAJEC ratings for judges seeking an appointment or up for re-election here.

We evaluate individuals seeking either appointment or election to judicial office.  We evaluate candidates for a variety of judicial positions, including: municipal and district courts, superior courts, superior court commissioner seats, courts of appeals, and the Washington Supreme Court.

We do NOT endorse candidates for judicial office. Rather, we evaluate candidates by providing the public with our ratings. 

Candidates may be rated as follows:
A candidate may be rated either 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.

is a nonpartisan, impartial source of information about judicial elections in the state of Washington. The site was established in 2006 to provide information to voters in connection with the judicial candidates running for election that year.

Are you seeking an evaluation from FLOW and the Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee?

1. Contact JAJEC 2012 Co-Chair Dan Shin by e-mailing him at

In your e-mail, please: a) Indicate the position(s) you are seeking; and b) Attach an electronic copy [Word version preferred, if possible] of any one of the following judicial questionnaires (along with any supplements, including writing samples):
(i) Washington State Bar Association,
(ii) King County Bar Association, or
(iii) Governor’s Office Uniform Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire.

If you have more than one of the above, the Uniform Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire is preferred.

2. Once the electronic copy of the application is received, you will be sent a letter via e-mail scheduling the date and time for your interview. You will also receive an electronic copy of the bylaws that govern the process and a roster of JAJEC members.

3. Interviews are held once a month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Up to four candidates are interviewed each month. Interviews are scheduled no earlier than three weeks after receipt of the completed application. All interviews are held during the evening.

Please read the JAJEC BYLAWS in preparation for requesting a rating with JAJEC.

To contact the FLOW JAJEC Representative, please e-mail

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