On behalf of Jeff Morrow, the L3 Promotions Committee, and the Judge Articles Project we would like to thank all the authors for contributing these great resources for Judges as they pursue their goal of reaching L3.
Editors note – The Attitude and Maturity quality has been merged with Teamwork and Diplomacy. We suggest reading both articles for a complete picture of “Teamwork, Diplomacy, and Maturity.”
The Mentorship quality and Assessment of Other Judges quality have similarly been merged into “Development of Other Judges.”
Communication Skills & Rules and Policy Knowledge have been removed as explicit qualities, but are still considered areas of expected excellence for L3s.
Teamwork, Diplomacy, and MaturityTeamwork and Diplomacy – Regional Judges understand that organized play requires teamwork with other judges, players, stores, organizers and venues.
Attitude and Maturity – Regional Judges maintain a positive attitude when interacting with other members of the Magic community and demonstrate a solid and consistent work ethic.
Development of Other Judges
Mentorship Regional Judges improve the judging communities in their local regions through active recruitment, training, and mentoring of other judges.
Assessment of Other Judges – Regional Judges evaluate and formally review other judges on a regular basis.
Regional Judges can describe the roles of Level 1, 2, and 3 judges and the qualities that make good judges at those levels.
Other Important Qualities
Rules and Policy Knowledge – Regional Judges are the leading experts in the rules of Magic and tournament policies.
Communication Skills Regional Judges can communicate well enough in English to be able to effectively lead a judge team at an international event and participate on international judge mailing lists.