I have been approached by attorneys in Tampa urging me to also run a Hillsborough County Judicial Survey. One Tampa attorney even offered to donate the cost of the survey, I couldn’t turn down that offer. Therefore, in 2015, the Committee Promoting Judicial Excellence, will be conducting surveys for both the 6th and 13th Circuits of Florida. The methodology of the 2014 6th Circuit Judicial Survey and results can be read here. Our committee will once again employ the services of Ballot Box Online to run the surveys as their survey system ensures complete encryption. Polling officers selected to receive the results can only gain access to overall results in the individual rating categories and are unable to discern how individual attorneys voted. Two Tampa attorneys have joined the committee in order to provide input and participate in the annual organization and preparation of the survey.
Hillsborough prosecutors and assistant public defenders are invited to participate in the survey as well as private attorneys that practice in the 13th Circuit. The survey will include judges in the criminal and civil divisions. If you would like to receive an email ballot please call 800-774-9883 to have your email included in the mail list or email, email@example.com.