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

  • Peter C. Alexander, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, Chair
  • Dwight H. O’Keefe, Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Vice-Chair
  • Hon. April G. Troemper, 7th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Carlinville, Secretary
  • David A. Herman, Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC, Springfield, Ex-Officio
  • Chad Allen Baker, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, St Charles, Member
  • Terry J. Brady, Judge Terrence J Brady Ret/ Mediation & Arbitration, Libertyville, Member
  • Karoline B. Carstens, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Glen Carbon, Member
  • Hon. Gerald B. Cohn, United States District Court, Collinsville, Member
  • Mike G. Cortina, SmithAmundsen LLC, Crystal Lake, Member
  • Barbara L. Delanois, Danville, Member
  • Rita E. Elsner, Lisle, Member
  • Hon. Thomas B. Ewing, Lewistown, Member
  • Brian D. Flynn, Flynn Guymon & Garavalia, Belleville, Member
  • Edward T. Graham, Jr., Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Member
  • Dr. Albert J. Klumpp, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Hon. Brian R. McKillip, Ret., Warrenville, Member
  • James A. Murphy, Mahoney Silverman & Cross LLC, Joliet, Member
  • Torrie M. Newsome, Law Office of Torrie M Newsome, Waukegan, Member
  • John J. Rekowski, Glen Carbon, Member
  • Susan W. Rogaliner, Susan W Rogaliner Attorney at Law, South Elgin, Member
  • Heather A. McPherson, McPherson Law Offices, Freeport, Board Liaison
  • Krista L. Appenzeller, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Brenda Todt, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison