Thursday, September 25, 2014

Alliance releases, or re-releases, ratings in races for Cook County judicial vacancies

The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screenings has released its ratings for candidates seeking election to judicial vacancies in November. As regular FWIW readers know (and as newbies will soon see) most of these races are uncontested.

That's the bad news.

The good news is -- as you will see -- the various Alliance members have largely favorable opinions of the candidates who are (mostly) assured of election.

Here is the key for reading the Alliance "grids."

With that preface, here are the "grids" themselves:

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A separate post on the two contested judicial elections is forthcoming.

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.

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