Hon. Sarah H. Heckman
Superior Court
Sutter County

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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 10 rating(s)

General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
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Civil Case Rating Criteria
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Civil Litigation - Private4269605/12/2016131210111
Civil Litigation - Private3187712/24/201413111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer2504401/28/20145111111 
Category Average
4269611 2.5
25044   1.6

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Non-attorney Rating
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Other5353301/13/20181543311.0Read Comment
Other5246411/01/20171543311.0Read Comment
Other5245310/31/20171543311.0Read Comment
Other5236310/26/20171543311.0Read Comment
Litigant4898004/18/20171543311.0Read Comment
Other4685712/22/201615433  Read Comment
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Other4488108/20/20161543311.0Read Comment
Other4165103/26/20161543311.0Read Comment
Other4072202/06/20161543311.0Read Comment
Other3998701/05/20161543311.0Read Comment
Other2656604/18/201415433  Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0