Saturday, September 11, 2010

ICJL to post judicial retention questionnaires

The Illinois Civil Justice League is asking all Illinois judges seeking retention to complete a questionnaire. The responses from Cook County jurists will be posted on this page at

Here are the questions that the ICJL is asking judges to answer:
1. State the main reason why voters should return you to the bench.

2. What actions have you taken as a judge of which you are most proud?

3. Name and describe one change you would make in the Illinois court system.

4. One prominent Illinois judicial evaluation survey asks attorneys to evaluate candidates on Integrity, Impartiality, Legal Ability and Temperament. Critique yourself in these four areas as to how you personally approach your job as a judge?
(Emphasis in original.)

My thanks to the ICJL's Allen Admoite for sending a copy of the ICJL survey my way. If you know of other questionnaires that Cook County retention judges are being asked to answer, please leave a link in a comment or send me an email.

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