Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Filling in the blanks: Alliance releases updated grids

There are still some blanks, actually, but not quite as many as before: The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening has released updated 'grids' this morning. In this post, I will cover all the countywide races. A couple of posts on the subcircuit races will follow shortly.

The Alliance 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 the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI), working collaboratively to improve the process of screening judicial candidates in Cook County, Illinois.

You may need to refer back to these abbreviations from time to time as you review the "grids" put out by the Alliance representing the results of each group's investigation of each Cook County judicial candidate (those who were willing to submit their credentials for evaluation, anyway). You'll also need this key to understand the ratings issued by each Alliance member:

(For this, and for all the 'grids' that follow, click to enlarge or clarify -- depending on the device which you are using to view this post.)

Where blank spaces remain, the organization in question has (for whatever reason) not yet completed its investigation of the candidate. As updated grids available, I will have them here on FWIW.

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