Please rate judge Paul Sachs on the following criteria using the 4-point scale below.

4 = Excels: Above and beyond. Consistently rises above and surpasses expectations.

3 = Successful: Solid performance, fully competent, good work ethic, doing what is necessary for effective and successful performance.                                                                                 

2 = Improvement Needed: Less effective in this area, may need additional training or guidance. Generally is not meeting expected outcomes.                                                                   

1 = Unsatisfactory: Unacceptable performance, significantly below criteria for successful job performance.                                   

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* 1. LEGAL KNOWLEDGE

  Excels Successful Improvement Needed Unsatisfactory
Displays adequate knowledge of substantive law.
Displays adequate knowledge of the rules of evidence and procedure.

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* 2. COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  Excels Successful Improvement Needed Unsatisfactory
Makes sure participants understand the proceedings, and what's going on in the courtroom.
Verbal decisions are clear and thorough.
Sentencing is clear and thorough.

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* 3. APPLICATION OF LAW

  Excels Successful Improvement Needed Unsatisfactory
Gives reasons for rulings.
Consistently applies laws and rules.

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* 4. DILIGENCE

  Excels Successful Improvement Needed Unsatisfactory
Begins court on time.
Is prepared for his cases.

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* 5. JUDICIAL TEMPERAMENT

  Excels Successful Improvement Needed Unsatisfactory
Shows courtesy toward attorneys, court staff, defendants, and others in the courtroom.
Shows and expects professionalism from everyone in the courtroom.
Demonstrates appropriate demeanor. 

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* 6. INTEGRITY

  Excels Successful Improvement Needed Unsatisfactory
Displays a sense of fairness and justice.
Makes decisions and interprets the law without regard to possible public criticism.
Treats all parties equally.

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* 7. Keeping in mind your responses to each of the foregoing questions, what is your overall recommendation for this judge?

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