Member Groups

Judicial Advisory Polls

The mission of the Standing Committee on Judicial Advisory Polls is

  • To study, formulate and recommend occasions for and methods of conducting advisory polls of members of the bar on qualifications of candidates for judicial office, and to supervise and conduct such polls when requested by local bar associations in accordance with policy and procedure established by the Assembly.
  • Consists of chair, vice-chair, director of administrative services as secretary ex officio, and 13 additional members. Eight members constitute a committee quorum. No change in the basic Judicial Advisory Polls Committee Policy shall be adopted with less than six affirmative votes.

Committee Roster

  • Joseph F. Emmerth, IV, Sullivan Taylor & Gumina PC, Wheaton, Chair
  • Hon. Thomas J. Brannan, Cass County Courthouse, Virginia, Vice-Chair
  • Hon. Brian R. McKillip, Circuit Court 18th Judicial Circuit, Wheaton, Secretary
  • Hon. Thomas L. Brownfield, Havana, Ex-Officio
  • Hon. J. Jeffrey Allen, 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Shorewood, Member
  • Paul R. Bown, Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Member
  • Terrence J. Brady, Libertyville, Member
  • Hon. Gerald B. Cohn, United States District Court, Collinsville, Member
  • Hon. Rosemary Collins, Rockford, Member
  • Howard W. Feldman, Feldman Wasser, Springfield, Member
  • Murphy C. Hart, Hart & Hart, Benton, Member
  • Hon. Daniel E. Hartigan, Jasper County Courthouse, Newton, Member
  • David A. Herman, Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC, Springfield, Member
  • Frank W. Ierulli, Howard & Howard, Peoria, Member
  • Robert J. Lindvall, Machesney Park, Member
  • Julia M. Matoesian, Edwardsville, Member
  • Susan W. Rogaliner, St. Charles, Member
  • Hon. April G. Troemper, Springfield, Member
  • Lisa M. Nyuli, Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel PC, South Elgin, Board Liaison
  • Bailey E. Cunningham, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Brenda Todt, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison