In North Carolina, as in 31 other states, many trial judges will be running in contested elections in November. In a noisy election season, the races for trial court judge often receive little attention. Many voters cast the ballot for judge based on party affiliation, name recognition, ballot position or simply “skip it.” A recent poll in Indiana found that two-thirds of respondents “almost always” skip voting for judges while more than half indicated they do so because they do not have enough information.
Nancy Black Norelli lends expertise in discussion of judicial elections process on WCNC Channel 36's Flashpoint. Please click the video below to view.
On Election Day, when it came to the judicial races, most voters have difficulty knowing much about the candidates. Thanks to Charlotte lawyer Nancy Black Norelli and the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) committee she chairs, this has changed. Voters can now find out how North Carolina lawyers rate judicial incumbents and challengers in the District and Superior Court contested races in the areas of integrity and fairness, legal ability, professionalism, communication, and administrative skills – characteristics essential for good judges.
Nancy Black Norelli was featured in The Charlotte Business Journal in an article titled "Walking in the shoes of clients". "Anytime we can walk in the shoes of our clients," explained Norelli, "we can be a better advisor, counselor or problem-solver."