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

  • David A. Herman, Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC, Springfield, Chair
  • Peter C. Alexander, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, Vice-Chair
  • Dwight H. O’Keefe, Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Secretary
  • Nicholas Joseph Feda, Kane County Public Defender's Office, St. Charles, Ex-Officio/Board Co-Liaison
  • Chad Allen Baker, Bodell Bove, 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, Davis and Delanois PC, Danville, Member
  • Rita E. Elsner, Lisle, Member
  • Hon. Thomas B. Ewing, Lewistown, Member
  • Brian D. Flynn, Flynn Guymon & Garavalia, Belleville, Member
  • Murphy C. Hart, Hart Cantrell, LLC, Benton, 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
  • Hon. April G. Troemper, 7th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Carlinville, 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