Thank you for visiting our site. The Akron Bar Association accepts the responsibility to evaluate and make recommendations regarding candidates seeking election to the various judicial seats (municipal, common pleas, and court of appeals) within Summit County. Through the efforts of the Commission on Judicial Candidates members of the Association conduct research on and interview each candidate.
To that end, the Akron Bar Association assigns one of four possible rankings and works to share those results with members of the public as well as local media. The possible rankings are:
- Not Acceptable
Rankings are not an endorsement for or against any particular candidate. Instead, the rankings are an evaluation by the Commission on Judicial Candidates based on seven standards: Integrity, Legal Knowledge and Ability, Professional Experience, Judicial Temperament, Diligence, Personal Responsibility, and Public & Community Service and only indicate the Commission’s opinion on the suitableness of each candidate for the specific judgeship the candidate is seeking.
This website is designed to promote the ABA ratings and provide a resource for the citizens of Summit County to use when seeking information about the candidates for whom they will be voting in the November election.
The following courts have judicial seats appearing on the November 2020 General Election ballot:
- Ninth District Court of Appeals
- Summit County Common Pleas Court – Domestic Relations Division
- Summit County Common Pleas Court – General Division
- Summit County Common Pleas Court – Juvenile Division
- Summit County Common Pleas Court – Probate Division