November 2016 General
Election: CBA Judicial Evaluation Committee Findings
Candidates for judge appearing on the ballot in Cook County have been
evaluated by the CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC). In the
Green Guide to Judicial Elections, the JEC offers evaluations of each
candidate with the rationale for the evaluation as well as an in-depth
explanation of the evaluation process. The separate Pocket Guide
is a single sheet that can be printed out and carried into the voting
booth for easy reference when you vote. Please share this information
with your coworkers, friends and family.
The Chicago Bar Association urges voters to elect only candidates found
Highly Qualified or Qualified for judge. Please note all judges running
for retention were found Qualified.
Paid for by The Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Fund.
A copy of the CBA Report is available from the State Board of
By Board resolution, the Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC) is
the semi-autonomous committee of The Chicago Bar Association that
conducts evaluations of candidates for judicial offices and sitting
judges seeking retention within Cook County. As a service to the public,
the CBA reports the findings of the JEC for all elections. The
evaluations are designed to inform the public and the courts of the
qualifications, independence and integrity of judicial candidates. The
CBA believes that the quality of the administration of justice in our
courts is determined in large part by the quality of our judges. If you
have any questions, please call or emailTherese Kurth at
312-554-2043. Members of the press, please contact Karen Highley, CBA Asst.
Public Affairs Director, at 312-554-2013.
To access JEC forms and
resources, use the navigation menu to the left.
Video Resource: Justice
and Law Weekly - How the CBA Evaluates Judges
Watch the latest edition of the Chicago
Bar Association’s “Justice and Law Weekly” to gain an
insight into how candidates are evaluated by the Association’s
Judicial Evaluation Committee and how these evaluations can help you
make an informed choice on election day. On November 8, 35 candidates
will be elected to fill vacancies on the Appellate and Circuit Court of
Cook County, and 58 sitting judges are on the ballot seeking retention.
Judge James Flannery of the Circuit Court of Cook County and CBA
Judicial Evaluation Committee Chair Scott W. Henry of Segal McCambridge
field questions from CBA President Dan Kotin of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman,
LLC. Watch the episode now on the CBA’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/chicagobar.