The Indianapolis Bar Association ("IndyBar") has served the Indianapolis/Marion County community since its founding in 1878. Among the services rendered by the IndyBar has been to provide information about the perceived qualifications of candidates for judicial positions in the community. In 2003 the Indianapolis Bar Association Judicial Excellence Political Action Committee ("JEPAC") was formed to assist in the effort.
The sole purpose of JEPAC is to conduct and publicize non-partisan evaluations of Marion County judicial candidates to promote the fair and effective selection of qualified judicial candidates in Marion County. The Board of Governors is a bipartisan group assisted by bipartisan counsel. In anticipation of the 2012 Marion Superior Court Election, JEPAC conducted electronic surveys of the qualifications of candidates who confirmed their interest in seeking election. The results of the surveys are posted on each candidate's page.
To further assist, this website also includes biographical information as provided by the candidates.