Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis has today announced an application process for three new judicial vacancies, one in the 11th Subcircuit, and (for the first time) two countywide (at large) vacancies.
The countywide vacancies were created by the death of Judge Richard Elrod and the pending retirement of Judge Thomas L. Hogan. The 11th Subcircuit vacancy was created by the September retirement of Judge Susan F. Zwick.
The deadline for application for these vacancies is November 24.
The Supreme Court's press releases stress that candidates wishing to be considered for these vacancies will be screened by the 11-member Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening and the Chicago Bar Association and, in addition, by the special screening committee established by Justice Theis in 2013. This screening committee is co-chaired by retired U.S. District Court Judge Wayne R. Andersen and retired Illinois Appellate Court Justice Michael J. Gallagher.
Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies should request an application. The application is available at the Supreme Court's website, illinoiscourts.gov (prospective candidates will need to click on the link found under the caption "Latest News" -- that is a scrolling display so interested persons may have to wait a moment or two for the right link to surface).
Further information about the application process is available at the Supreme Court's website or by following the links above to either of the press releases.
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