Judicial Information

Judicial Elections & Appointments

To aid Illinois voters in their responsibility to elect and retain judges, the Illinois State Bar Association provides public information about the qualifications of judicial candidates and judges seeking retention.

The Illinois Courts System

A three-tiered judiciary comprised of the circuit, appellate, and supreme courts is provided by Article VI, the Judicial Article of the Illinois Constitution of 1970.

Judicial Independence

An independent judiciary is fundamental to the rule of law, the separation of powers in our constitutional democracy, and the impartial administration of justice.