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Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee (JAJEC)*

KABA is a charter member of the JAJEC Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee (which also includes Asian Bar Association of Washington, Filipino Lawyers of Washington, South Asian Bar Alliance of Washington, Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington and Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington) and served as JAJEC Chair in 2007 and 2012. KABA members who participate in this committee evaluate candidates for Washington judicial positions. A minimum of three years of practice is required to serve on JAJEC.

To read more about JAJEC (including bylaws and amendments) please visit the ABAW (Asian Bar Association of Washington) homepage.

*VABAW are chairing evaluations for the 2019-2020 year

Rating Letters for Judicial Candidates:
Q = Qualified | WQ = Well qualified | EWQ = Exceptionally well qualified

August, 2019
Candidate Position Sought Rating
Diana Kiesel Pierce County Superior Court EWQ
Judge Donald Richter Pacific & Wahkiakum Counties Superior Court EWQ
Elizabeth Rampersad Pacific County Superior Court WQ
Hillary Madsen King County Superior Court Q
Jessica Giner King County District Court WQ
Karama Calloway King County District Court EWQ

July, 2019
Candidate Position Sought Rating
Jeffrey Keddie Clark County Superior Court WQ
Nelson Lee King County Superior Court WQ
Pamella Nogueira Pacific County Superior Court Q
Cindi Port King County Superior Court EWQ
Judge Ketu Shah King County Superior Court EWQ
Kristin Shotwell King County Superior Court EWQ
Kristin Shotwell King County District Court EWQ

June, 2019
Candidate Position Sought Rating
James Erb Whatcom County Superior WQ
Thomas Quinlan Pierce County Superior Court EWQ
Raul Martinez King County Superior Court EWQ
Raul Martinez Pacific County District Court EWQ
Randal Steckel King County Superior Court WQ
Matthew Thomas Pierce County Superior Court WQ
Jill Malat King County Superior Court EWQ