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Judicial Evaluations

Illinois Lawyers

Illinois lawyers may request a ballot to rate judicial candidates.

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Judicial Advisory Polls

Results of polls conducted on candidates seeking an associate judge position.

Past Associate Vacancy Polls

Methods ISBA uses to rate candidates

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 the opinion of all Illinois attorneys.

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