2 0 obj — Tyria B. Walton – 1st Subcircuit, Crawford vacancy Click here for a map of the judicial subcircuit districts.

<>/Metadata 600 0 R/ViewerPreferences 601 0 R>> VoteforJudges.org will publish judicial evaluation results from bar associations and media outlets as they become available. Paid for by The Chicago Bar Association 2020 Judicial Evaluation Fund. — Gary William Seyring – 13th Subcircuit, Kulys Hoffman vacancy Evaluation ratings, which are the result of an in-depth review of candidates, represent the opinion of the ISBA. How Soon Will We Know the US Election Outcome? Such research is time-consuming but worth the effort for those who want to cast informed ballots.

Lesbian and Gay Bar Association.

Illinois State Bar Association. EYE ON ILLINOIS: State, county bar associations good starting point for judicial vote research. You can find a summary of the Alliance of Bar Associations’ Judicial Evaluations here .

This way, you don’t need to know your judicial district or circuit, although the documents will give you that information while also explaining what other counties are involved with the judges you’re considering. — Michael B. Hyman – Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, Neville Jr. vacancy This is the final report of the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee (“Committee”) of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (“LACBA”) for the March 3, 2020 presidential primary election. — Nichole C. Patton – 15th Subcircuit, Griffin vacancy. Judges make decisions on topics that affect people’s daily lives, including education, health care, housing, employment, discrimination and civil rights. endobj Women’s Bar Association. Oct. 6, 2020. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims, 2016 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards. — Regina Ann Mescall– 3rd Subcircuit, Flynn vacancy ), The Chicago Bar Association evaluated judges based on integrity, legal knowledge, legal ability, professional experience, judicial temperament, diligence, punctuality and health factors. Find out how they evaluated the judges, below, or jump directly to their recommendations. Based on CCL evaluations, candidates were rated as “qualified,” “well qualified,” “highly qualified” and “not qualified.” Candidates who did not participate in the evaluation process were rated as “not recommended.”, The Illinois State Bar Association conducted a detailed background investigation and an in-person interview of each candidate. DeKalb and Kendall county voters will consider Jody Gleason, who filled a vacancy left by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Timothy McCann’s July 2019 retirement and now is seeking a six-year term. Follow him on Twitter @sth749.

… Have you any suggestions on how I can go about informing myself so that I may make reasoned decisions on these judges?”.

<> — Jamie Guerra Dickler  – 6th Subcircuit, Nega vacancy Will Illinois Switch to a Graduated Income Tax Rate? 2836 0 obj <>stream By Scott T. Holland. A week ago, on the eve of early voting/mail-in ballot season, I encouraged readers to learn about the three Illinois Supreme Court elections. Judges who are elected to the Cook County Circuit Court have to stand for retention every six years and must receive at least 60% of the vote to be retained. — Celestia L. Mays – Cook County Circuit Court, Funderburk vacancy Illinois State Bar Association JUDICIAL EVALUATIONS 2020 General Election Candidates seeking election or retention to the Illinois Appellate or Supreme Courts are reviewed in a comprehensive evaluation process. All rights reserved. �q"i՛� A copy of the CBA Report is available from the State Board of Elections. Copyright © 2020 Bureau County Republican. — Sheree Desiree Henry – Cook County Circuit Court, Murphy Gorman vacancy LAGBAC. stream EYE ON ILLINOIS: State, county bar associations good starting point for judicial vote research . Sign up for our morning newsletter to get all of our stories delivered to your mailbox each weekday. Alliance Evaluation Results. Reader Ed S., of Sycamore, doesn’t live in one of those districts but did find judicial branch names on his ballot. How to Cope With Election Anxiety and Uncertainty. i�^`���Xٴ܏���c����}�3��LV��>�S�!�*x�A�(�o՜C'�X$ �H���)aRp'F��N����� @��$���}��;^�Q�� �P�)ݛf����o3rv�(tZ�������˲\��4�Q��>�-��s0*�:}1,WxK�ώ>��TI�:����DBi�N�O�|h=�NS�>S�=��c��Ѣ188���"$�v9�:&g_p�6�:'��/)��;G�*sؕ�/ȸ���D�a����%DbB����~�Z�E��V����#��5&'`���GO ==?��. — Michael A. Forti – 8th Subcircuit, Gubin vacancy

The Committee was appointed by the President of LACBA during the — Perla Tirado – 14th Subcircuit, Lacy vacancy.

A week ago, on the eve of early voting/mail-in ballot season, I encouraged readers to learn about the three Illinois Supreme Court elections. — Elizabeth Anne Walsh – Cook County Circuit Court, O’Brien vacancy

This involves a detailed background investigation by members of the ISBA Judicial Evaluations Committee, followed by an in-person interview of the candidate. For most judicial offices, ISBA will provide either an evaluation or a poll rating.

— Lynn Weaver Boyle – Cook County Circuit Court, Patti vacancy Reader Ed S., of Sycamore, doesn’t live in one of those districts but did find judicial branch names on his ballot. Judicial candidates. PRBA. — Chris Stacey – Cook County Circuit Court, Mason vacancy In the case of Supreme and Appellate court candidates outside of Cook County, ISBA provides both evaluation and poll ratings. November 3, 2020 Election. Note: Some judges received mixed ratings. The first place to look is the Illinois State Bar Association’s judicial evaluations landing page, isobar.org/judicialevaluations.

Whitney Siehl — Laura Ayala-Gonzalez – Cook County Circuit Court, Ford vacancy

Tweets from https://twitter.com/bcrnews/lists/bcr-staff. In addition to written applications, the committee interviewed other judges and “numerous attorneys from various areas of practice” directly familiar with each justice. x��Z[o�8~���GiP+$EI$P����`�۝dv:�؊��#e����=�Y��q��-R"�s�9)�M�u~�����dz�z����zv[>�uv��);��.�"]�eqv��[c�?�t�U�1�����NOh@�1I9�$Q�Č�*;=��/�8=�ޞ��]2������Q�H$H�A,��#������ӓ ����[DcT�l�����\o���#��� The Chicago Bar Association, the state's second largest bar association, released its recommendations for Cook County judicial candidates running in the Nov. 3 … Oct. 6, 2020. %PDF-1.6 %����

Local news, sports, opinion and more. endobj — Mauricio Araujo EYE ON ILLINOIS: State, county bar associations good starting point for judicial vote research. — Jackie Marie Portman-Brown Printable PDF guides available on the right side bar or see bottom of page on your phone. I do!

The three bar associations also screened and ranked each of the 39 judicial candidates. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 792 612] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> %���� Beyond voting for the next president and weighing in on whether the state should move to a graduated income tax, voters will soon be tasked with electing Cook County Circuit Court judges.

The WBAI’s ratings reflect the organization’s opinion of whether a candidate is recommended to be or remain, a judge. The Alliance of Bar Associations includes 12 bar associations that work collaboratively to evaluate judicial candidates, but publish independent recommendations. Stay connected to us wherever you are! Puerto Rican Bar Association.

More voter resources: 2020 Voter Guide to the General Election. The WBAI and Alliance members’ ratings for judicial candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 election are now available. — Frank R. DiFranco – 12th Subcircuit, Hanlon vacancy Click on the “view all ratings by county” option, then find your county and open a PDF to see which races are on your ballot.

Other circuits also are incomplete, such as the 19th (Lake County), with 106 responses to recommend Christopher Morozin, but no rating for opponent Marnie Slavin. endstream endobj startxref — Pamela Reaves-Harris – 7th Subcircuit, Jackson vacancy — Lorraine Mary Murphy – Cook County Circuit Court, Roti vacancy

%PDF-1.7 — Sharon O. Johnson – Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, Simon vacancy

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<> Once you've made your choices, you can make a printable PDF of your choices to take to the polls. 4 0 obj This easy to read synopsis of today's news will be emailed directly to you Tuesday through Saturday at no charge. The Alliance includes 12 bar associations which work collaboratively, but publish independent results. Although self-selected samples, it’s interesting to see how each woman is rated in eight categories: meets requirements of office, integrity, impartiality, legal ability, temperament, court management, health and sensitivity. November 3, 2020 Pocket Guide 2-page summary in a printable PDF format - perfect for the voting booth! endobj

— Susanne Michelle Groebner – 13th Subcircuit, Kulys Hoffman vacancy Learn more about the methods used to rate candidates, Cook County General Election Retention Narratives, All General Election Ratings Outside Cook. 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. 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. The Bureau County Republican is published Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

The advisory poll also is listed. Unfortunately, the document is not exhaustive. — Mary Catherine Marubio – 10th Subcircuit, O’Brien vacancy With bcralerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device or by e-mail. Ranked ‘Qualified’ or higher by all three bar associations: — P. Scott Neville Jr. – Illinois Supreme Court, Freeman vacancy

JUDICIAL ELECTIONS EVALUATION COMMITTEE . The Alliance includes 12 bar associations which work collaboratively, but publish independent results. We also created a printer-friendly list you can take into the ballot box with you. Access bcrnews.com and all Shaw Local content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

— Kelly Marie McCarthy – Cook County Circuit Court, Coghlan vacancy James Booras was as low as 77 and only broke past 88.12 in health (92.71), but both are recommended for retention. �C �� �kab��}�ݽ�{�\�����}���X[��!��@� H޷�wQ�%��b�Ͱ(���b���(������(������(���b�M7���;�kue|�c��U$�d���5� Why is this rather lengthly portion of the ballot important?
— Sondra Nicole Denmark – 2nd Subcircuit, "A" vacancy — John G. Mulroe – 10th Subcircuit, Allen vacancy

He can be reached at sholland@shawmedia.com.

You'll also find evaluations from the three bar associations that provide explanations for their recommendations: the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), the Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL) and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). • Scott T. Holland writes about state government issues for Shaw Media. November 3, 2020 Pocket Guide - En Español Guía electoral para elecciones informativas de jueces. Decision Day for ‘Fair Tax’ Amendment.

2020 General Election 2020: Cook County Subcircuit Candidates.

All of the 62 judges seeking retention within Cook County received unanimous support from the bar associations except for the following circuit court judges: — Patricia Manila Martin (whose name appears on the ballot even though she’s not seeking retention)
County bar associations also are good resources. — Gerardo Tristan, Jr. – 14th Subcircuit, Bertucci vacancy

— Teresa Molina – Cook County Circuit Court, McCarthy vacancy


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