Bar Association evaluates judicial candidates

October 14, 2008 3:09:24 PM PDT
The Chicago Bar Association has released its findings on candidates for judicial seats in the upcoming November 4 general elections. The CBA's Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC) evaluated both sitting judges and newcomers.

JEC, which is made up of about 200 lawyers, conducted peer reviews in the evaluations, rating the judicial candidates as either highly qualified, qualified or not recommended.

In the findings, 28 of the 31 candidates seeking election to Circuit Court positions were evaluated. Four were ranked 'highly qualified,' 22 were 'qualified' and two were 'not recommended.'

Download the findings by click here (PDF). Copies of the findings can be found at under the heading "For the Public."