Judicial Core Beliefs

Guy believes a judge should be:  

Honorable

Honorable

Judges must strive to be the best example of integrity, honor and fairness.

Courteous

Courteous

Judges must treat all litigants, attorneys, judicial staff, and the public with professionalism and courtesy.

Open Minded

Open Minded

Judges should never preconceive an outcome to a specific conflict before hearing the entire matter.

Fair

Fair

Judges must allow for, and provide for, a full and fair opportunity for each participant to make their arguments and their case.

Prepared

Prepared

Judges must be well-researched and well-prepared.

Clear

 Clear

Any substantive decisions by a judge must be fully explained to the parties to the action, preferably in writing.

Compassionate

 Compassionate 

The scales of Justice show the balance between justice and mercy. A judge must promote justice but also must show mercy. A judge must do their job with compassion.

Accountable

Accountable  

A judge must never forget that they are ultimately responsible to the People.