According to a press release issued yesterday, Justice Anne M. Burke has announced an application process for filling the 13th Subcircuit vacancy created by the July resignation of Judge Jeffrey Lawrence.
Notice of the vacancy and details of the application process are posted on the Illinois Supreme Court's website at www.illinoiscourts.gov. From there, follow the instructions on the "Latest News" scroller announcing the Thirteenth Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County vacancy.
Applications for this vacancy will be screened by a special judicial screening committee chaired by retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Benjamin K. Miller. Justice Burke established this screening committee in 2006.
The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m. on November 2, 2016. Completed applications should be submitted by mail to the Honorable Benjamin K. Miller, c/o Jenner & Block, 353 North Clark Street, 42nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654. Yesterday's press release specifies that, to be eligible for consideration, an applicant for this vacancy must be a resident of the 13th Subcircuit (the far northwestern corner of the county).
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