The Illinois Bar Association has released its Judicial evaluations for the upcoming Cook County Judicial elections and retention ballot. Once a judge has been elected, he or she will serve a six year term, which will be renewed for another six years so long as they receive at least 60% of the vote for retention.
As a voter, it is important to be informed about our judges. Today, this list may just be a bunch of names to you. But if your divorce, personal injury case, business dispute, foreclosure, DUI or other case is before that judge, you will hope and pray that the voters selected someone who is wise, fair, honest, intelligent, has a good temperament, and is knowledgeable about the law and people. Hope and prayer are fine, but I would prefer an informed electorate.
Here are the links: