Just 15 of 259 applicants received the dreaded “not qualified” rating. Thirty-three received the label in 2007.
The JNE numbers detail the cumulative gender and ethnicities of lawyers applying for judgeships in 2008. They also break down the applicants’ ratings – extremely well qualified, well qualified, qualified and not qualified -- by gender and ethnic subgroups.
State law requires JNE to release the data annually. The Judicial Council and the governor’s office released similar figures on judicial applicants and appointments earlier this week.
This year’s JNE numbers are in the chart at right — click to enlarge.
— Cheryl Miller