Iowa JNC

What makes a good judge?

  • Integrity - honest, upright, and firmly committed to the rule of law 
  • Professional competence - keen intellect, good judgment, extensive legal knowledge, and strong writing abilities 
  • Judicial temperament - neutral, decisive, respectful, and composed 
  • Experience - strong record of professional excellence 
  • Service - committed to public service and the administration of justice 

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