November 2014 General Election:
CBA Judicial Evaluation Committee Findings
All 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
or Print the Green Guide to the November 2014 Judicial Election
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The Chicago Bar Association urges
voters to elect only qualified judges. Vote no for candidates found
“Not Recommended” and vote yes for candidates who have been
found “Qualified” or “Highly Qualified.” In the
November 4, 2014 election:
Judge Thomas E. Flanagan has been found “Not
Recommended” by the JEC.
Punch Ballot # 203 to Vote “NO”
In the 12th Subcircuit
race, Vote “Yes” for James L.
Punch Ballot # 80 to Vote “YES”
Paid for by The Chicago Bar
Association Judicial Evaluation Fund. A copy of the CBA Report is
available from the State Board of Elections.
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 email Therese Kurth at
312-554-2043. Members of the press, please contact Linda Heacox, CBA Public
Relations Director, at 312-554-2012.
To access JEC forms and
resources, use the navigation menu to the left.