Hon. Susan Bernardini
Superior Court
Santa Clara County

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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 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
(if applicable)

Civil Litigation - Private3458105/03/2015        
Criminal Defense Lawyer3042310/28/201411111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer1360402/20/2012        
Criminal Defense Lawyer1360302/20/2012        
Criminal Defense Lawyer1360202/20/2012        
Criminal Defense Lawyer1360102/20/20121  1    
Category Average
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13604   0.0
13603   0.0
13602   0.0
13601   1.0

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Non-attorney Rating
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Other5244910/31/201735541010.0Read Comment
Other5244810/31/201735541010.0Read Comment
Other3988912/31/20153554  Read Comment
Other3424404/23/2015355411.0Read Comment
Litigant3230301/09/2015355411.0Read Comment
Litigant3188212/25/2014355411.0Read Comment
Other2750706/18/2014355411.0Read Comment
Other2274208/11/2013355411.0Read Comment
Litigant2031802/27/2013355411.0Read Comment
Other1577006/27/201235541010.0Read Comment
Other1360002/20/20123554  Read Comment
Other1128707/07/2011355411.0Read Comment
Category Average   3.73.7