For the Public

All Illinois Judicial Candidates Rated in Attorneys' Poll and Evaluations

CONTACT:
David Anderson, Illinois State Bar Association
217-747-1425, danderson@isba.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (For release on January 13, 2010) – All candidates for Illinois judicial offices in the February 2 primary election have been rated by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) evaluation committees, or in a poll conducted by ISBA. Results are available on-line at www.isba.org/YouBeTheJudge.
 
In Cook County, an ISBA Judicial Evaluations committee used the results of a questionnaire and interviews to rate candidates for all judicial offices. Candidates for the Appellate Court outside Cook County were also evaluated.
 
In counties outside Cook, an advisory poll is conducted by mail and sent to all ISBA members in the circuit or district from which a candidate seeks election. Licensed attorneys who are not members of ISBA may request a ballot.
 
“Through these polls and evaluations, voters are provided the opportunity and responsibility of selecting qualified individuals to serve as judges to assure effective administration of our system of justice,” said John O’Brien, of Arlington Heights, president of the Illinois State Bar Association. “I encourage voters to consider these poll results when deciding how to vote on February 2.”
 

The 35,000-member ISBA, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public.

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