Sunday, January 22, 2017

Who Sits Where -- 2018-Is-Here-and-We've-Barely-Begun-2017 Edition

Updated January 27, 2017
Updated January 24, 2017

What follows is not a comprehensive list of Cook County judicial vacancies but, rather, a list of vacancies that have either been filled by Supreme Court appointment or for which an application process has been announced or that I am pretty sure exist even though no announcement has been made. There are, I realize, other vacancies which the Supreme Court has neither filled nor announced; a number of these have been suggested in comments to posts on this blog.

And there will be additional vacancies, and additional appointments between now and late fall when the Illinois State Board of Elections posts an authoritative list of judicial vacancies in anticipation of the 2018 primary. Thus, this list will be updated from time to time.

But I have to start somewhere.

As always, all errors of omission or commission in this list are mine alone and I am grateful for additions and corrections provided.

Countywide Vacancies

Vacancy of the Hon. Eileen Mary Brewer -- Litricia P. Payne
Vacancy of the Hon. Russell W. Hartigan -- Cecilia A. Horan
Vacancy of the Hon. Michelle D. Jordan -- Clare J. Quish
Vacancy of the Hon. Sheila McGinnis -- Unfilled
Vacancy of the Hon. Jean Prendergast Rooney -- Elizabeth A. Karkula

Subcircuit Vacancies

2nd Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Bertina E. Lampkin -- Fredrick H. Bates
Vacancy of the Hon. Marjorie C. Laws -- Unfilled
Vacancy of the Hon. James L. Rhodes -- Unfilled
Vacancy of the Hon. John D. Turner, Jr. -- Travis Richardson
Vacancy of the Hon. Camille E. Willis -- Unfilled

3rd Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Maureen Leahy Delehanty -- Patrick T. Stanton

4th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Thomas Davy -- Unfilled
Vacancy of the Hon. James Riley -- John A. O'Meara

5th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Patricia Banks -- Unfilled

6th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Gloria Chevere -- Kent A. Delgado
Vacancy of the Hon. Robert Lopez Cepero -- Stephanie K. Miller

8th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Candace J. Fabri -- Robin D. Shoffner
Vacancy of the Hon. Laura Cha-yu Liu -- Michael A. Forti
Vacancy of the Hon. Sheryl A. Pethers -- Myron F. Mackoff

10th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Eileen O'Neill Burke -- Stephanie Saltouros
Vacancy of the Hon. Donald J. Suriano -- Gerald V. Cleary

11th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Kathleen Kennedy -- Joanne F. Rosado

13th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Clayton J. Crane -- Unfilled
Vacancy of the Hon. Jeffrey Lawrence -- Michael Perry Gerber

15th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. George F. Scully, Jr. -- Diana L. Embil

7 comments:

Tom Davy said...

Judge Marjorie Laws is another vacancy from the 2d Subcircuit.

Jack Leyhane said...

I had heard about Judge Laws, but didn't have confirmation. Now I do: From a press release issued yesterday, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans has appointed Judge Tommy Brewer as Acting Presiding Judge in Markham, succeeding "former Presiding Judge Marjorie C. Laws who retired on Friday, January 20, 2017."

Anonymous said...

Did you hear that Hartigan retired so that he could spend all his time as President of the ISBA ?

Jack Leyhane said...

Anon 1/24 @10:50 a.m. -- No, I didn't hear that, but I have heard similar stories about other recent ISBA Presidents -- that it was necessary to, in effect, take the whole year off from their day jobs in order to fulfill the duties and obligations of the ISBA presidency. Past presidents who owned all, or most of, their own firms could do this without giving up their practice entirely. A sitting judge might, understandably, encounter some difficulties on this.

I did see that Judge Hartigan has signed up with one of the larger mediation shops (I think it was Resolute Systems) and this would make sense: He can do his ISBA stuff and, meanwhile, start building up a mediation practice that he can ramp up when his ISBA tour of duty is through (he takes the reins of the ISBA in June so he has some get-established time now).

Anonymous said...

4 VACANCIES IN THE 2ND??? THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY NOW FOR A BLACK LUIS ARROYO AKA BLARROYO. MAYBE IKE CAROTHERS WILL OPEN UP SHOP ON THE SOUTH SIDE. IKE IS NOT A CONVICTED FELON, THAT IS "FAKE NEWS"

Anonymous said...

There will also be at least one vacancy in 1, 7 and 9.

Anonymous said...

There will be at least 2 vacancies in 1; 1 vacancy in 5; 1 vacancy in 7; and another vacancy in 15.