Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Alliance retention "grids" issued

Updated 10/18/14

The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening has issued its ratings for the one Appellate Court justice and the seventy-plus Cook County Circuit Court judges seeking retention in November. This "key" will assist the reader in understanding the ratings.

FWIW will break down some of these ratings in future posts. However, for the present, herewith the Alliance retention "grids." (These are in ballot order.)

Please note that, as FWIW reported on October 10, the HBA has changed its recommendation on Judge Joan Powell from "No" to "Yes."

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The Alliance has also released, or re-released, its evaluations of candidates seeking election to judicial vacancies in November. This will also be covered in a separate post.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks you for providing this info. Voting for judges has always made me feel uneasy, so this is very helpful.