Good judges will have good character.
They will be impartial and honest. Moses challenged the first judges with the following words.
Judge fairly, whether the case is between brother Israelites or between one of them and an alien. Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of any man, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it (Deut 1:16,17).
How can the solicitor general treat issues fairly when he was the lawyer of the Cojuangcos?
"The Filipino public feeds on sad, angry jokes about corrupt, overbearing lawyers. In large part, we have been characterized as selfish, untruthful, and arrogant, as carrying ourselves with a false sense of entitlement. This public perception must stop.
It is no small matter if each one of you will say in your heart .
'I will not be corrupt and I will not allow anyone to corrupt me.'" Chief Justice Sereno