JUDICIAL CANDIDATES RATED
By Bar Association of Lehigh County
Judicial Evaluation Committee

(Allentown, PA) - The Judicial Selection Committee of the Bar Association of Lehigh County has announced the results of the Committee's evaluations of the qualifications of all judicial candidates for the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in the May 17th primary election.

Four (4) candidates were reviewed.

Committee Evaluations Are As Follows:

Daniel K McCarthy Esq - Well Qualified   

Melissa T Pavlack Esq - Qualified   

Douglas G Reichley Esq - Qualified   

A Renee Smith Esq - Well Qualified

The By-Laws of the Bar Association of Lehigh County direct the Judicial Selection Committee to evaluate whether candidates for judicial office are "Exceptionally Well Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified or Not Qualified" to serve.  In connection with its evaluations, the committee received candidate responses to a confidential questionnaire, received comment from bar association members and interviewed each candidate.  Evaluations were based on each candidate's ability to serve as judge and are not a personal comment on the candidate.

Criteria used by the committee included: Legal Ability, Depth/breadth of legal experience, Judicial temperament, work ethic and fairness.

About Bar Association of Lehigh County:

The association was officially chartered in 1905 "to advance the science of jurisprudence and the administration of justice, to encourage a thorough legal education, to uphold the honor and dignity of the bar, to cultivate social and professional association among its members, to assist the courts in the orderly and efficient administration of justice and to perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members within this judicial district.

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