Saturday, January 09, 2010

Advocates Society announces judicial endorsements

Per email received from Joanna M. Kielczewski Kellogg, the president of the organization, The Advocates Society has made a number of endorsements of judicial candidates for the upcoming primary.

In the race for the O'Malley vacancy on the Appellate Court, the Advocates have endorsed Circuit Court Judge Aurelia Pucinski.

The Advocates have endorsed four Circuit Court candidates in countywide races. These are Diann Marsalek (Bronstein vacancy), Daniel J. Gallagher (McCarthy vacancy), Thomas V. Lyons (O'Malley vacancy), and Linda J. Pauel (Dolan vacancy).

In addition, the Advocates have endorsed Judge Geary Kull in his bid for the Otaka vacancy in the 9th Subcircuit.

In addition to endorsing these candidates, the Advocates have found four other candidates "qualified for office shown." Two of these are candidates for the South vacancy on the Appellate Court, Sebastian Patti and Mary K. Rochford. The other two are both candidates for the countywide Riley vacancy on the Circuit Court, Sandra Ramos and Tracey J. Stokes.

The Advocates Society is an association of Polish-American attorneys. According to its website, it "has been in continuous existence, serving the legal profession and Chicago area Polish American community and the community at large, since 1931."

The Advocates Society is not a member of the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening.

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