Thursday, January 07, 2010

Chicago Council of Lawyers releases judicial candidate ratings

The Chicago Council of Lawyers has released its ratings of judicial candidates for the upcoming primary. That's a link to the complete CCL report in the preceding sentence (.pdf format).

Of all the bar associations that release ratings on judicial candidates, only the CCL and the Chicago Bar Association also release explanations for their ratings and, in the next several posts, I'll start getting into the CCL's findings on a race by race basis.

The CBA ratings will be released on line tomorrow, according to an announcement this evening on the CBA website.


Anonymous said...

Having looked at some of the more outrageous comments by the CCL, such as criticizing one candidate for having obtained "most of her litigation experience earlier in her career" (as if said candidate would contract a case of dementia upon being elected as a judge), one comes to the conclusion that the CCL's recommendations should have been printed on bathroom tissue. that way the voters could get some legitimate use out of them.

Anon2 said...

Perhaps said candidate may not experience dementia, but there is certainly something to be said for not having recent legal experience. To be sure, the law DOES change...