The Bar News

Notice of Assembly Vacancies

Pursuant to the ISBA Election Policy and Procedures, there is a formal process for those interested in filling vacant seats in the Assembly beginning June 13, 2019 for a three-year term. The procedure is as follows:  

  1. Identify Vacancy. Please refer to the list of vacancies shown by judicial district or circuit that is provided at the end of this notice.
  2. File Vacancy Nomination. Interested candidates must file a “Vacancy Nominating Petition” with at least ten (10) identifiable and original signatures from active ISBA members whose ISBA address is within the judicial circuit of the vacant Assembly seat. Original Vacancy Nominating Petitions may be filed in person at either the Illinois Bar Center, 424 South Second Street, Springfield or the Chicago Regional Office at 20 South Clark Street, Suite 900, Chicago or by mail to the Illinois Bar Center, attention Executive Director’s Office and must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21st. Emailed or faxed transmissions will not be accepted. 
  3. Subsequent Notice to Members of Filing. For judicial circuits where candidates file Vacancy Nominating Petitions, there will be an electronic message sent to members in those areas that indicates candidates have filed and that anyone else interested in filing to fill a vacancy must file a Vacancy Nominating Petition by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5th in person at either the Illinois Bar Center, 424 South Second Street, Springfield or the Chicago Regional Office at 20 South Clark Street, Suite 900, Chicago or by mail to the Illinois Bar Center, attention Executive Director’s Office.
  4. Declaring Elected Candidates. In areas where there are Assembly vacancies, candidates who file Vacancy Nominating Petitions will be declared elected when there are candidates equal to or fewer than the number of vacancies in the area. Candidates will be notified no later than Thursday, June 6th. If there are more candidates than vacancies, the Board of Governors will fill the vacancies by election at its next meeting.

2019 Assembly Vacancy Report

  • Cook County Fourteen (14) Vacancies
  • Circuit 2 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 3 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 5 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 6 Four (4) Vacancies
  • Circuit 7 Two (2) Vacancies
  • Circuit 10 Three (3) Vacancies
  • Circuit 11 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 12 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 14 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 15 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 17 Three (3) Vacancies
  • Circuit 18 Eight (8) Vacancies
  • Circuit 19 Ten (10) Vacancies
  • Circuit 20 Two (2) Vacancies
  • Circuit 21 One (1) Vacancy
  • Circuit 22 Two (2) Vacancies
  • Circuit 23 One (1) Vacancy

Please direct questions to Kim Weaver.

Posted on May 7, 2019 by Sara Anderson
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Member Comments (5)

What happens when there are more nominating petitions filed than there are vacancies?  

Time to reconsider Assembly configuration? Troubling to have this many openings indicating lack of interest.  James T. Reilly Assemblyman 13th Judicial Circuit

I will be getting my signatures and sending in my application for one of the 18th circuit positions.

I termed out.  Should the by-laws be changed to allow re-appointment if there are vacancies after the elections?

I agree with Judge Shriver when you term out you should allow reappointment if there are vacancies after the election. 

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