Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Justice Theis announces application process for new 5th Subcircuit vacancy

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis has announced an application process to fill a vacancy in the 5th Subcircuit that has been created by the retirement of Judge Edward Washington, II.

The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017. To be considered, applicants must be attorneys in good standing, licensed to practice in Illinois, and residents of the 5th Subcircuit.

Persons who have submitted applications for prior vacancies will be required to submit new applications in order to be considered for this vacancy, according to the Court's press release. Current bar evaluations should be supplied with the applications where available; however, according to the Court's press release, applications may be submitted without bar evaluations.

Applicants will be screened by the 11-member Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening and by the Chicago Bar Association. Applicants will also be screened by Justice Theis's special judicial screening committee, cochaired by retired U.S. District Court Judge Wayne R. Andersen and retired Illinois Appellate Court Judge Michael J. Gallagher.

The appointment will be effective until December 3, 2018, when the person elected to fill Judge Washington's vacancy is sworn in.

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