The Chicago Bar Association is soliciting member input on Cook County judges up for retention on the November ballot. Members "are invited to submit comments if you have appeared before a judge or know the candidates and have personal knowledge about their qualifications and abilities." Visit the CBA website (that's a link to the CBA home page in the preceding sentence) to complete a confidential questionnaire.
While the information provided is confidential, you will note that the CBA form requests each contributor to leave identifying information including name, address and phone number. Not only does this prevent anonymous attacks, it provides the opportunity for investigators from the CBA Judicial Evaluation Committee to follow up on responses, if necessary, seeking clarification or additional information.
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