Saturday, February 25, 2017

You know who you are -- but do the bar associations know about you?

We continue to wait for the list of persons filing for the forthcoming class of associate judges in Cook County.

I will have the list here on FWIW just as soon as I can.

Meanwhile, though, somewhere between 250 and 300 of you (if history is any guide) already know that you'll be on that list when it comes out. Many of you have your bar ratings already.

But some of you do not. It is to you---the first time judicial applicants, the previously unrated applicants---that this post is addressed.

Judicial evaluations take time. The associate judge selection process cannot go forward until the evaluations are complete. When the list is published, judicial aspirants who do not have current evaluations from the CBA and the Alliance of Bar Associations of Judicial Screening will be contacted.

But why wait?

If you are among the many applicants for associate judge, and if you have not been previously evaluated, you should reach out as soon as possible to both the Alliance and the CBA and get your evaluations started.

To contact the Alliance, email Joyce Williams, the Alliance Administrator. To contact the CBA, email Therese Kurth.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I AM STARTING THE ARROYO BAR ASSOCIATION. IT WILL BE COMPOSED OF ATTORNEYS WHO SUPPORT THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ARROYO ORGANIZATION. YOU WILL BE RATED HIGHLY QUALIFIED ONLY IF YOU ALSO SUPPORT THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ARROYO ORGANIZATION

Anonymous said...

Sign me up. "Highly Qualified" by the ABA (Arroyo Bar Association) is a lot more meaningful than "Qualified" or "Recommended" by CCL.

Anonymous said...

When is the deadline for the CBA applications to be turned in?

Anonymous said...

How long are associate judge ratings issued by the alliance good for?