Friday, January 22, 2010

Dolan vacancy: Organizing the data

Candidates are listed in the order that they appear on the ballot. Information on this post will be updated as time permits until the February 2, 2010 primary.

Susan Kennedy Sullivan - #159


Campaign website

Questionnaire response: Chicago Tribune

eVoter profile

Bar Association Evaluations

The Chicago Bar Association says:
Susan Kennedy Sullivan is “Qualified” for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Ms. Sullivan was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1994 and concentrates in elder law and probate court work. Ms. Sullivan possesses all the requisite qualifications to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.
The Chicago Council of Lawyers says:
Susan Kennedy Sullivan was admitted to practice in 1994. She is a sole practitioner focusing on probate and estate planning. She has been a registered nurse since 1974. She reports serving as lead counsel in two civil jury trials and more than 100 civil bench trials. Many of her litigation matters involve lengthy trials. She has published articles and is active in pro bono matters. Ms. Sullivan is reported to have good legal ability and she is praised as being hard-working. She is respected as a zealous advocate with a professional demeanor. The Council finds her Qualified for the Circuit Court.
Other Bar Association Evaluations:
Asian American Bar Association of the
Greater Chicago Area
Qualified
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater ChicagoRecommended
Cook County Bar AssociationRecommended
Decalogue Society of LawyersHighly Recommended
Hellenic Bar AssociationRecommended
Illinois State Bar AssociationQualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of ChicagoRecommended
Puerto Rican Bar Association of IllinoisQualified
Women’s Bar Association of IllinoisRecommended


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Linda J. Pauel - #160

Campaign website, eVoter profile

Questionnaire responses: Chicago Tribune, Illinois Civil Justice League

Linda J. Pauel: In her own words

Video interview

Bar Association Evaluations

The Chicago Bar Association says:
Linda Johanna Pauel is “Qualified” for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Ms. Pauel was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1991 and currently serves as senior counsel for the Building and License Enforcement Division of the City of Chicago. Ms. Pauel is well spoken, thoughtful, and possesses the requisite legal knowledge and experience to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.
The Chicago Council of Lawyers says:
Linda Pauel was admitted to practice in 1991. She has been an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the Chicago Department of Law since 1994; she has served as a Senior Counsel since 1998. She started her career as a litigation associate with what was Sachnoff & Weaver. She reports acting as lead counsel in 4 civil jury trials and over 300 civil bench trials. She is active in community activities. Ms. Pauel is considered to be a very good lawyer with good legal ability and a professional demeanor. She has substantial trial and supervisory experience in more complex matters, having worked in municipal prosecutions, the torts division, and most recently as senior counsel responsible for the day to day supervision of attorneys handling administrative cases before the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. The Council finds her Qualified for the Circuit Court.
Other Bar Association Evaluations:
Asian American Bar Association of the
Greater Chicago Area
Qualified
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater ChicagoRecommended
Cook County Bar AssociationRecommended
Decalogue Society of LawyersHighly Recommended
Hellenic Bar AssociationRecommended
Illinois State Bar AssociationQualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of ChicagoHighly Recommended
Puerto Rican Bar Association of IllinoisQualified
Women’s Bar Association of IllinoisRecommended


Endorsements
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun-Times
Cook County Democratic Party
43rd Ward Democratic Organization
49th Ward Democratic Organization
Chicago Federation of Labor
Chicago Fire Fighters Union, Local 2
IVI-IPO
Illinois Committee for Honest Government
Personal PAC
Illinois Civil Justice League

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Kevin J. Murphy - #161


Campaign website

Questionnaire response: Chicago Tribune


Bar Association Evaluations

The Chicago Bar Association says:
Kevin Jerome Murphy is "Not Recommended" for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Mr. Murphy was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1981 and is engaged in solo practice in suburban Cook County. Mr. Murphy does not possess the requisite legal ability and practice experience to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.
The Chicago Council of Lawyers says:
Kevin J. Murphy was admitted to practice in 1981. He is currently a sole practitioner focusing on real estate, probate, and personal injury matters. Before becoming a sole practitioner, he worked for two years at Parillo Weiss & O’Halloran defending against auto cases for insurance companies. He is considered to be a diligent lawyer. He reports acting as lead counsel in 35 jury trials, 60 civil bench trials and 150 criminal law bench trials. However, many of these actions involve less complex matters such as traffic tickets or other types of misdemeanors. On balance the Council finds him Not Qualified for the Circuit Court.
Other Bar Association Evaluations:
Asian American Bar Association of the
Greater Chicago Area
Not Qualified
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater ChicagoRecommended
Cook County Bar AssociationRecommended
Decalogue Society of LawyersNot Recommended
Hellenic Bar AssociationNot Recommended
Illinois State Bar AssociationNot Qualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of ChicagoNot Recommended
Puerto Rican Bar Association of IllinoisNot Qualified

Women’s Bar Association of IllinoisNot Recommended


Endorsements
Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7
19th Ward Democratic Organization

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Ubi O'Neal - #162


No campaign website known

Questionnaire response: Chicago Tribune

Bar Association Evaluations

The Chicago Bar Association says:
Ubi O'Neal is "Not Recommended" for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Mr. O'Neal was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1993. Although Mr. O'Neal has practiced law for 16 years, his experience is limited to non-complex matters. In addition, Mr. O'Neal has had two questionable incidents regarding his integrity and needs to improve his understanding and commitment to the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.
The Chicago Council of Lawyers says:
Ubi O’Neal was admitted to practice in 1993. He is a sole practitioner focusing on personal injury and criminal defense matters. Mr. O’Neal has litigation experience, but the Council is concerned he has little experience in more complex matters. The Council is also concerned that Mr. O’Neal was censured by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission in 1999. The Council finds Mr. O’Neal Not Qualified for the Circuit Court.
Other Bar Association Evaluations:
Asian American Bar Association of the
Greater Chicago Area
Not Qualified
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater ChicagoRecommended
Cook County Bar AssociationNot Recommended
Decalogue Society of LawyersNot Recommended
Hellenic Bar AssociationNot Recommended
Illinois State Bar AssociationNot Qualified
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of ChicagoNot Recommended
Puerto Rican Bar Association of IllinoisNot Qualified

Women’s Bar Association of IllinoisNot Recommended


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