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ISBA Judicial Ratings Available for March 20 Primary Election

Illinois voters are responsible for electing and retaining judges. To assist them in making informed decisions, ISBA provides information about the qualifications of judicial candidates and judges seeking retention. Lawyers who practice alongside candidates and judges are in a unique position to assess the professional qualities that are necessary for good judges. 

In anticipation of the March 20 primary election, judicial evaluations, poll results, candidate biographies, and information about Cook County's 15 subcircuits are now available.

For most judicial offices, ISBA will provide either an evaluation or a poll rating. In the case of supreme and appellate court candidates outside of Cook County, ISBA provides both evaluation and poll ratings. Evaluation ratings, which are the result of an in-depth review of candidates, represent the opinion of the ISBA. Judicial Advisory Poll ratings are the opinion of those attorneys who chose to respond and do not reflect the opinion of the ISBA or all Illinois attorneys.

For additional information on how the evaluation and poll process works, please visit our Judicial Evaluations - How it Works page. 

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Sara Anderson