Friday, February 28, 2014

The Alliance grids are (mostly) done -- Alliance ratings in Appellate Court races so far

The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening is comprised of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area (AABA), Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA), Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL), Cook County Bar Association (CCBA), Decalogue Society of Lawyers (DSL), Hellenic Bar Association (HBA), Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC), Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois (PRBA), and Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI), working collaboratively to improve the process of screening judicial candidates in Cook County, Illinois.

The Alliance Bar groups have been working steadily to get all the participating judicial candidates rated (a few refused to participate and were found not recommended or not qualified across the board), but early voting is almost upon us and the some of the participating groups haven't quite finished their evaluations. With early voters in mind, the Alliance has today released the ratings that it does have -- and I will have them for the Appellate Court in this post, and the countywide and subcircuit judicial vacancies in posts to follow.

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When the grids are updated, I'll post them here. Meanwhile, I express my gratitude to the Alliance, and particularly to Alliance Coordinator Joyce Williams, for allowing me to share this information.

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