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

  • Dwight H. O’Keefe, Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Chair
  • Hon. April G. Troemper, 7th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Carlinville, Vice-Chair
  • Peter C. Alexander, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, Ex-Officio
  • Chad Allen Baker, Mirabella Kincaid Frederick & Mirabella LLC, St Charles, Member
  • Terrence J. Brady, Judge Terrence J Brady Ret/ Mediation & Arbitration, Libertyville, Member
  • Karoline B. Carstens, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Glen Carbon, Member
  • Hon. Gerald B. Cohn, Collinsville, Member
  • Michael G. Cortina, Amundsen Davis LLC, Crystal Lake, Member
  • Barbara L. Delanois, Danville, Member
  • Hon. Thomas B. Ewing, Lewistown, Member
  • Brian D. Flynn, Flynn Guymon & Garavalia, Belleville, Member
  • Edward T. Graham, Jr., Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Member
  • David A. Herman, Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC, Springfield, Member
  • 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
  • Nicholas Joseph Feda, Carpentersville, Board Liaison
  • Charles J. Northrup, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Brenda Todt, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison