San Diego County Bar Association

JUDICIAL CANDIDATE SPEAKS OUT, CALLS FOR CHANGES TO COUNTY BAR’S RATING SYSTEM (HEAR PODCAST)

 

 

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May 5, 2014 (San Diego) – Superior Court Judge candidate Michele Hagan was a guest on our May 5 East County Magazine Show on KNSJ 89.1 FM.

“We don’t let football players choose referees. So why are we letting lawyers choose judges?” asks Hagan, a former prosecutor and judge pro tem who also publishes a blog on legal issues.

She contends that the County Bar Association gave her a “lacking qualifications” rating because she spoke out in her blog about a local judge who awarded alimony to a man convicted of a violent sexual act against his wife, then worked to pass a new state law, AB 1522, to protect victims from having to pay alimony to spouses convicted of a violent sexual felony.

She contends that the Bar’s rating system for judicial candidates is flawed, subject to bias, and not transparent.   To read her credentials for the job, click "read more" and scroll down.

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JUDICIAL CANDIDATE TO SPEAK TO REPUBLICAN GROUP IN EL CAJON MARCH 20

 

March 13, 2012 (El Cajon)--The Cajon Valley Republican Women Federated  will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 a.m. at The Pancake House restaurant, 1000 North Second Street. The guest speaker is Attorney Jim Miller a candidate for Superior Court Judge Seat 25. Mr. Miller is experienced in both civil and criminal law ,and has been certified as an arbitrator by the Better Business Bureau and the San Diego County Bar Association.

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