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What lawyers say about the DA candidates

  • Published Sunday, July 15, 2012, at 6:46 a.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.

The Wichita Eagle and Wichita Bar Association jointly sponsored a survey of attorneys about the candidates for Sedgwick County district attorney, Marc Bennett and Kevin O’Connor. The bar association sent the surveys to attorneys who appear in court, asking those who have professional knowledge and experience with the candidates to respond anonymously.

Marc Bennett

QuestionTotal responsesStrongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagreeNo opinion
Is fair.16173%20%2%1%2%1%
Demonstrates knowledge of the law, including the rules of procedure and evidence.16178%17%2%0%1%2%
Communicates orally and in writing in a clear and logical manner.16171%22%3%0%1%2%
Clearly explains his/her legal position.16171%22%3%0%1%2%
Is prepared for court.16176%20%2%0%1%1%
Is respectful, courteous and professional.16180%15%1%1%1%2%
Is punctual and demonstrates a fair work ethic.16173%20%2%2%0%2%
Applies the law appropriately in arguments and objections.16168%22%2%1%1%6%
Treats people fairly without regard to race, gender, or sexual orientation.16177%18%1%0%1%2%
Is ethical.16178%16%2%1%1%2%

Kevin O’Connor

QuestionTotal responsesStrongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagreeNo opinion
Is fair.14327%24%15%25%8%1%
Demonstrates knowledge of the law, including the rules of procedure and evidence.14331%44%12%9%3%0%
Communicates orally and in writing in a clear and logical manner.14328%34%17%15%1%5%
Clearly explains his/her legal position.14331%40%10%13%2%3%
Is prepared for court.14335%39%10%11%2%3%
Is respectful, courteous and professional.14323%14%17%22%23%1%
Is punctual and demonstrates a fair work ethic.14328%39%15%10%5%3%
Applies the law appropriately in arguments and objections.14326%35%16%15%5%3%
Treats people fairly without regard to race, gender, or sexual orientation.14329%28%18%11%10%4%
Is ethical.14329%32%22%7%6%3%

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