by Judicial Panel
An independent screening commission in Rochester, New York has determined Keith Caughlin is a "highly qualified" candidate for Watertown City Court. The 15 member screening panel, known as the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission (IJEQC) is made up of judges, lawyers and non-lawyers appointed pursuant to regulation and considers an applicant’s 10 year professional history, references and personal interview to determine one of three ratings: unqualified, qualified or highly qualified for judicial office. The Commission evaluates judicial candidates according to their professional ability, character, independence, integrity, reputation for fairness and temperament.
For more information see Fifth Judicial District, 2011 Candidate Ratings.